McGill University students voted 78.8 percent in favour of changing the name shared by the school's varsity men's sports teams, the Redmen.
A study has revealed that more than half of total faculty positions at publicly funded Canadian universities in 2016-17 were contract jobs. Contract jobs with low pay and no benefits have been replacing tenured positions.
Canadian Lawyer Magazine has named two Indigenous lawyers professors among the 25 Most Influential Lawyers. Dr, John Burrows is a law professor at the University of Victoria and was named in the Changemakers category.
Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario is creating a full-time elder position to take the lead on brining in a cultural perspective. Indigenous elders have an entire set of knowledge that no one else has and can bring their expertise to higher education systems.
Renison University College will be offering a new program called Introduction to Kanien’kéha (Mohawk Language) in September.
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.
Canadian universities are starting to understand the value of Indigenous knowledge, especially in the field of science. Marlee and Valerie Willier, 18-year-old Indigenous twin sisters, are planning to attend university to become scientists.
When UVic student Kimberly Hanton packed her bags for her work term in Australia last month, she carried words of encouragement from the local Indigenous Elders.