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A message from Lynn Lavallée, vice-provost (Indigenous engagement) – UM Today

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201878 Views

Looking to the year ahead and reflections on her first year as Vice-Provost (Indigenous engagement)

September 19, 2018 —

What are you doing on Sept. 20? I’d like to invite you to the first talk of a new Indigenous scholars speaker series that will be held at the U of M. Dr. Barry Lavallee will speak about anti-Indigenous racism in post-secondary institutions. If the content sounds like it may not apply to you or may be uncomfortable, all the more reason to come.

Over the past year, I’ve immersed myself in the University of Manitoba and Winnipeg communities. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in numerous celebrations of Indigenous achievement. For example, students being recognized for their leadership through the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment and at graduations for the Indigenous Business Education Partners and Engineering Access Program; Indigenous alumni and community partners being honoured at the Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence Awards and Indigenous Homecoming; and faculty and staff receiving leadership awards and Indigenous Awards of Excellence.

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