Celebrating Indigenous Education Expansion Partnership in Yorkton
Today the presidents of the First Nations University of Canada and Parkland College signed a partnership for delivery of a four-year Bachelor of Indigenous Education program at Parkland College’s Yorkton Campus. This delivery is based on the successful partnership started in 2012 at Parkland College’s Fort Qu’Appelle Campus.
“We are delighted to partner once again with Parkland College so that we can help learners pursue their academic dreams without requiring major upheaval from their home community. Delivering our program in Yorkton and Fort Qu’Appelle along with our other community- based programs means that our students can concentrate on thriving in their studies and not surviving in a new city,” stated Dr. Mark Dockstator, President, First Nations University of Canada. “We are grateful for the support of our federated partner, the University of Regina, and in particular, the Faculty of Education to render this opportunity a reality.”
Performing Turtle Island - A Gathering of Indigenous Theatre and Performance
University of Regina and First Nations University of Regina is pleased to present Performing Turtle Island, bringing together established and emerging scholars and artists in the form of a national symposium on how Indigenous theatre and performance are connected to Indigenous identity and community health.
FNUniv Regina Campus Begins Renovation to Offer Greater Range of Indigenous Educational Experiences
The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) will be starting renovations at its Regina Campus this week to expand into all four floors of its landmark Regina Campus.
“This is an exciting time for the First Nations University as we continue to place the educational needs and success of our students first by increasing the number, nature and options for teaching spaces within the University. In this way, in keeping with our collective vision to provide a superior educational experience to our students, we hope to use this opportunity to transform our spaces into a uniquely designed, inspired and world class First Nations University of Canada,” stated Dr. Lynn Wells, Vice-President, Academic. “On behalf of the Executive, I would like to acknowledge all those who stepped forward to provide their input in the consultation process regarding the renovations and space reallocation, from our Elders, faculty, staff and major stakeholders. Each brought fresh ideas and unique perspectives.”
FNUniv’s Annual Wiseman Mathematics Contest Comes Full Circle
The Wiseman Mathematics Contest, North America’s first math competition for Indigenous students, has journeyed full circle to the Kahkewistahaw First Nation where it was originally launched by First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) in 2008.
FNUniv is thrilled to present the Grade 5 class at Chief Kahkewistahaw Community School with one of four Elder Ken Goodwill Memorial Awards, given to the schools whose students have achieved the highest scores; they share this special distinction with three other classes in two Ontario schools. The school is also celebrating six individual students who earned the top three scores for each of the three grades.
“It’s very exciting to celebrate this accomplishment with the Kahkewistahaw First Nation community since it’s where the contest got its start,” said Dr. Bob Kayseas, FNUniv Associate Vice-President, Academic. “It’s certainly rewarding for all of us at FNUniv, and especially for Dr. Arzu Sardarli, who developed the contest and continues to oversee and champion this initiative.”
FNUniv 7th Annual Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
First Nations University of Canada’s School of Business and Public Administration is proud to present the 7th Annual Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (AYEC) August 8 - 14, 2015 at the Regina Campus.
AYEC is a fun way for youth in Grades 11 and 12, along with recent high school graduates, to learn about First Nations entrepreneurship, while making lifelong friends and experiencing university life. Participants will get the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of small business management and entrepreneurship from Canada’s best teachers in Aboriginal business. Class time focuses on marketing, advertising, cash flow projections, creating successful business plans and the power of networking.