This summer, Fort McMurray's Keyano College is hosting a four-day welding camp for First Nations and Metis students from the Wood Buffalo region. The Canadian Welding Association Foundation helps sponsor the camp.
The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine Aboriginal Admissions program celebrates 15 years and 71 Indigenous graduates as of May 2017. By 2020, the program will have graduated over 100 medical students.
Chloe Bluebird Mustooch has created a jingle dress called "1,200 Copper Tears" for her final art project for a visual arts degree from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. She made this dress to honor missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Frontier College will offer free literacy camps during the summer to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children ages five to 15. The camps were started over 10 years ago as way to reduce summer learning loss.
Clayton Lorne Green, residential school survivor, will receive the President's Medal from the First Nations University of Canada. He will graduate with a degree in social work and plans to use his degree to work toward healing and restoration.
British Columbia has 48 certified teachers working at a school in Qatar. Five neighboring countries imposed sanctions on Qatar and restricted all modes of transportation into that country. This has made travel difficult and food supplies scarce.
Two Indigenous leaders have been awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of Calgary. The Doctor of Laws is bestowed upon those who deserve recognition due their achievements and community service.
Dr. Nadine Caron is an internationally renowned physician and surgeon who will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Fraser Valley. As an undergraduate, Caron played basketball for the university and credits her coaches for teaching her life skills.
The Joyce Family Foundation has donated $500,000 to set up new bursaries at the University of Victoria for Indigenous students who need financial help to meet their educational goals.
Leroy Little Bear is being recognized for his contributions to advancements in Indigenous education with the University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award. He was the founder of the Department for Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge.