FNUniversity of Canada Proposal Shares Vale Potash Canada’s Education Challenge First Place Prize
The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) is honoured to be one of two Indigenous educational institutions to receive funding support from Vale Potash Canada’s $50,000 Education Challenge. Gabriel Dumont Institute is the other successful proponent.
Vale’s competition invited proposals designed to increase educational opportunities related to mining and engineering for Southern Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis people. FNUniv’s recently launched strategic plan for 2013-2018, Lighting the Path, includes goals to develop innovative and relevant academic programs that will enhance the employability of its graduates, and to enhance engagement with stakeholders such as industry partners.
University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada Jointly Host National Research Showcase
The University of Regina and the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) are hosting a week-long series of events to raise awareness about and profile First Nations, Métis and Inuit research. Imagining Canada’s Future: A First Nations, Métis and Inuit Research Showcase includes presentations on more than 25 topics, including suicide prevention among Indigenous youth, a pilot project on HIV/AIDS, the residential school claims process, and family income in First Nations communities.
The First Nations University of Canada Focuses on Students’ Success Through Fiscally Sound Practices
The minutes are ticking away until the Saskatchewan Government’s 2014-2015 budget announcement and preparations are well underway for the First Nations University of Canada’s (FNUniv) Saskatoon Campus move to English River First Nation’s Grasswood facilities.
FNUniv has three campuses, one located in leased space in Prince Albert, another currently in leased space in downtown Saskatoon and the third being the iconic Regina Campus. Both the Regina and Prince Albert Campuses have seen growth in student enrolment and tuition revenue. In Prince Albert, tuition growth came despite the wrap-up of the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan and related Access program. Unfortunately, this has not been the case in Saskatoon. Saskatoon has continually been in a deficit position since 2006.
First Nations University of Canada Receives National Recognition for Health and Science Summer Camp
The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) is celebrating some unexpected national recognition for its work in engaging children in learning about health and sciences. FNUniv received the “Making Friends with Science” award at Actua’s national conference last Friday. Actua, a national charitable organisation that is focused on engaging youth who are typically underrepresented and underserved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“I am delighted to congratulate FNUniv Health and Science Camp on winning the 2013 Actua Make Friends with Science Award,” affirmed Jennifer Flanagan, Actua Chief Executive Officer. “Their exceptional photos and media coverage tell the great story of how experiences like these can influence children to make positive choices about their future careers that include STEM.”
FNUniversity Forges Ahead with Strategic Plan and Shares Accomplishments of the Past Year
The Regina launch of Lighting the Path: First Nations University of Canada Strategic Plan 2013-2018 brought together local dignitaries and community stakeholders as well as FNUniv Executive, faculty, staff and students. They gathered to celebrate the roadmap that will guide the work of Canada’s first university-accredited Indigenous institution of higher learning for the next five years. The approval of this plan comes at a moment of great promise for First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv), with the University enjoying robust growth and renewal.
FNUniv’s 2012-2013 Annual Report was released simultaneously and clearly articulates how FNUniv increased its core strengths in governance, academic programming and community engagement, while maintaining fiscal stability.