The Queen’s national conference will provide a forum for participants to deal with the issue of attracting and retaining more students from indigenous populations to a quality education in Canada’s universities and colleges.
Conference working groups, as well as keynote addresses, panels and a best practices showcase will provide participants with the opportunity to consider and assess strategies that work and to determine how to apply them more broadly across institutions. Topics will include outreach and recruitment, entrance requirements, bridging initiatives, the development of role models, community partnerships, supports for language and culture, indigenizing the curriculum, governance, and financial obstacles with an aim to developing policy recommendations for institutions, communities, and governments.
National Chief, Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Assembly of First Nations, Roberta Jamieson, CEO of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, and Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami will be the keynote speakers. The conference is co-chaired by Bob Watts, Fellow, Queens School of Policy Studies and former Chief of Staff and CEO, Assembly of First Nations, and Don Drummond, Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, Queen’s School of Policy Studies and former Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, TD Bank.
TD Bank Group
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen's Unversity
Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC)
Association of Universities and Colleges Canada (AUCC)
School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Matthews Fellowship, Queen's University
Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, Queen's University
Queen's Native Student Association
First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI)