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Faculty of Education names new Director of Indigenous Initiatives

November 17, 2014 — 

Originally posted on UM Today : November 17, 2014

Dr. Frank Deer, former acting associate dean (undergraduate programs) and current assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, has been named the Faculty of Education’s inaugural Director of Indigenous Initiatives, effective July 2014.


Dr. Frank Deer

In this new position, Deer will work to support the field of Indigenous education as a field of study and practice. He will also be responsible for upholding the University of Manitoba’s vision for advancing Indigenous achievement by positively influencing teaching, research and service related to the field of Indigenous education.

It’s not just about empowering Indigenous teacher candidates—although that’s a very important part of it. This is about a field that should be accessible to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students,” Deer says.

Some duties of Deer’s new role will include: developing an Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP); providing support for Indigenous graduate students at the M.Ed. and Ph.D. levels; and working with faculty members to integrate Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum.

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