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Building connections within the Indigenous campus community – UM Today

September 13, 2023

Indigenous Connect meetings offer opportunity to share, learn and collaborate

As the new academic year ramps up, so too do opportunities to learn and get involved beyond classrooms and research labs.

Enter the Indigenous Connect community.

“We meet monthly to discuss what’s happening in all corners of the university—that way, we can better share information, discover opportunities to collaborate and bring people together,” says Ruth Shead, director, Indigenous Engagement and Communications in the Office of the Vice-President (Indigenous).

A welcoming space for Indigenous faculty, staff, students, allies and friends across all UM campuses, the 90-minute meetings offer a chance for attendees to network, share their work, obtain feedback, and discuss programming, events, policy issues and other matters of importance, like the creation of the recent Indigenous identity policy.

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