Faculty, staff and student leaders gathered for a full-day event on March 7 that focused on how the U of S can respond to the 94 calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. By showcasing some of the current work taking place at the university, attendees learned high-impact practices in how to incorporate the principles of reconciliation in teaching and learning, research, enhancing the student experience and university governance and administration.
Following up from the national Building Reconciliation forum, this event continued conversations at the U of S on how to build reconciliation and become the best place we can be for Indigenous students and their communities. The journey of building reconciliation is bigger than any one of us, and we must continue to have these conversations and work to fulfil the calls to action that were placed on everyone in this country. We need to make sure that we are coming together as a collective to continue to share what is happening, to learn from one another and to push ourselves in this area.
We look forward to seeing you all at the second annual U of S Building Reconciliation Forum in 2018.
Opening Remarks and Session 1: Reconciliation through Teaching and Learning
Session 2: Structuring the University for the Path to Reconciliation
Session 3: Anti-racist Research as Praxis
Video Presentation, Session 4: Enhancing the Indigenous Student Experience and Concluding Remarks