FNUniv Announces Appointment of New President
The First Nations University of Canada’s (FNUniv) Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark S. Dockstator will be stepping into the leadership position as FNUniv President effective July 1, 2014.
Dr. Dockstator brings a breadth and diversity of experience to the First Nations University of Canada. A member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, he has been an Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, at Trent University since 1997. In addition, Dr. Dockstator also served as Departmental Chair and Director of the PhD program. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He later pursued a Master’s of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and then transferred to Doctor of Jurisprudence program at York University where, in 1994, he was the first First Nations person to graduate with a doctorate in law. His doctoral dissertation, entitled “Toward an Understanding of Aboriginal Self Government”, is a blend of Indigenous and Western knowledge and was used as a foundation for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples final report.
FNUniv Announces Appointment of Acting Associate Vice-President, Academic
Acting President Juliano Tupone is pleased to share on behalf of the First Nations University of Canada’s Board of Governors that Dr. Bob Kayseas has accepted the role as Acting Associate Vice-President, Academic. This current position is for a term from May 1 - August 31, 2014. Dr. Kayseas brings a wealth of experience to the position and to the Executive team.
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.