Office of the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Programming & Research)

The University of Alberta has been working towards implementing the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action in thoughtful, meaningful and sustainable ways. The goal is to ensure that the University of Alberta is a welcoming and safe environment for Indigenous students, staff, faculty and community members and that programs and strategies reflect the institutional commitment to engaging Indigenous perspectives. With that goal in mind, the Indigenous Programming and Research Portfolio was established in the Office of the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) to facilitate institutional collaboration and communication to support the development and implementation of programs, services and initiatives related to Indigenous engagement. The office is also working to ensable transformative institutional practices that respect and honour Indigenous knowledges across the University of Alberta.

Key aspects of the Vice-Provost’s mandate include: 

  • Leading the development, consultation and approval of an Indigenous Strategic Plan in support of the objectives of the University of Alberta's strategic plan, For the Public Good and institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity initiatives
  • Developing and implementing ethical policies and procedures to guide research engagement with Indigenous communities
  • Building and nurturing positive relationships with Indigenous communities in Alberta
  • Supporting the work of Faculties and Departments to Indigenize curricula across programs
  • Fostering a supportive environment for Indigenous faculty, staff and students

Read more on our newly created Vice-Provost (Indigenous Programming and Research).


 

Current Indigenous Initiatives