Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Winnipeg
Peter Dinsdale, CEO, Assembly of First Nations
Don Drummond, Matthews Fellow, Queen's University
Janice Hill, Director, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, Queen's University
Dr. Brenda Macdougall, Chair in Metis Research, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa
Recognizing the importance of education to economic, social and health outcomes, Queen's University organized a conference in June 2011 on Indigenous Issues in Post-Secondary Education. Suggestions were made at that conference to hold a follow-up event in two years. That time is coming. The second Queen’s conference will be held in Toronto on October 6 - 7, 2013. The 2011 conference focused on drawing a larger number of Aboriginal students to Canada's colleges and universities and ensuring their success. The 2013 conference will shift attention to the transition from colleges and universities to the workplace.
The conference will be of interest to a wide array of educators, including senior administrators, those involved in Aboriginal programs and student houses and faculty and staff supporting job placement services. Public and private sector employers seeking to recruit college and university graduates should also find the conference to be of value.
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen's University
The conference is being organized as a partnership of Queen's University, the Assembly of First Nations, the Metis Nation of Ontario and the University of Winnipeg.