Indigenous Leadership Report

Indigenous senior leadership report released

In February 2019, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Janice Ristock established a committee, chaired by Dr. Catherine Cook, Vice-Dean Indigenous, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, to provide recommendations on the ideal role and mandate of Indigenous senior leadership, their required supports and the associated reporting structures.

The committee, which also included an Elder, Indigenous faculty, staff, students, and senior academic leadership, has concluded its work and presented its report, which has been accepted by President David Barnard.

The final report is available online.

The entire University of Manitoba senior leadership team wish to thank the review committee and all those who participated in the consultations that contributed to the development of the report.

Indigenous leadership consultations

An advisory committee was established to consider the current role and mandate of the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) at the University of Manitoba. The committee also considered:

  • associated reporting structures and units
  • feedback on what Indigenous leadership should look like, through consultation with the university community and specific stakeholder groups
  • the supports required to fulfill the mandate of Indigenous leadership and the University of Manitoba’s commitment to Indigenous achievement

On this page, you can learn more about the advisory committee, the opportunities to provide feedback that took place, as well as other important information.

Consultations sessions

Town Hall
Room 200, Education (Fort Garry Campus)
March 14, 2019
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Town Hall
Student Lounge, William Norrie Centre (Selkrik Avenue Campus)
March 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Town Hall
Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building (Bannatyne Campus)
March 20, 2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Indigenous Student Focus Group
Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge
March 22, 2019
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Indigenous Staff Focus Group - Fort Garry Campus

Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge
April 4, 2019
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Indigenous Faculty Focus Group - Fort Garry Campus

307 Tier
April 4, 2019
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Indigenous Staff Focus Group - Bannatyne Campus

Room D112A, Dentistry Building
April 16, 2019
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Indigenous Faculty Focus Group - Bannatyne Campus

Room D112A, Dentistry Building
April 17, 2019
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Indigenous Student Focus Group - Bannatyne Campus

Basic Medical Science Building Room 626
May 1, 2019
Noon to 2 p.m.


University of Manitoba Indigenous Senior Leadership: Report and Recommendations to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Advisory committee members and terms of reference

Taking Our Place: University of Manitoba Strategic Plan
What We Heard Report

Related UM Today stories

February 26, 2019 - Indigenous leadership consultations at U of M
September 9, 2019 - Indigenous senior leadership report being reviewed
October 2, 2019 - UM to establish university-wide Indigenous leadership structure


If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback about this process, please email