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1st Annual “Building Reconciliation Forum” 2015 – University of Saskatchewan

November 18, 2015

Following the release of the TRC’s summary report and calls to action in June, 2015, Chancellor Blaine Favel urged the University of Saskatchewan to continue its leadership and host a national forum to discuss the important issues emerging from the TRC. The forum was held November 18–19, 2015 on the Saskatoon campus and at Wanuskewin Heritage Park under four sessions:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research
  • Aboriginal Student Experience, and
  • University Governance and Structures.

Knowing that the TRC had set out the “why” and the “what” in their report, forum participants spent time discussing how universities can respond to the calls to action put forward by the TRC. There were four discussion sessions at the Building Reconciliation National Forum:

  • Session 1: Setting a change agenda for university teaching and learning
  • Session 2: Setting a change agenda for university research
  • Session 3: Setting a change agenda or Aboriginal student experience
  • Session 4: Setting a change agenda for university governance and structures of Saskatchewan Building Reconciliation National Forum Report.pdf