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UOIT event highlights critical role of universities in fostering reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples

Haida eagle feathers (image courtesy of Mammomax7432 @DeviantART).
Haida eagle feathers (image courtesy of Mammomax7432 @DeviantART).

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has declared “all Canadians have a critical role to play in advancing reconciliation in ways that honour and revitalize the nation-to-nation Treaty relationship.”

On Thursday, March 17, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities will host The Role of Universities in Reconciliation. This special panel discussion brings together key leaders and thinkers in the education sector to foster a lively, thoughtful, engaging discussion about how universities can and should respond to the TRC’s clarion call. The panel includes UOIT President Tim McTiernan.

When: Thursday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario

Speakers:

Moderator: Thomas McMorrow, Assistant Professor, FSSH, UOIT.

This event is sponsored by the Michael Starr Seminar Series in Public Policy.


Media contact:

Patricia Pickett
Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 6710
patricia.pickett@uoit.ca

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