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indigenous leadership News Archive

‘Weave us all together’ 

May 4, 2022 — 
New Indigenous Senator positions narrow the gap in UM leadership

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Photo of Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook. Photo by Thomas Fricke.


Dr. Catherine Cook’s term as Vice-President (Indigenous) extended

February 2, 2022 — 
Dr. Cook to continue advancing Indigenous engagement and success at UM

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Med student, Indigenous and inclusion advocate recognized by Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

September 3, 2021 — 
Max Rady College of Medicine student Jayelle Friesen-Enns has received a Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) award honouring second-year medical students who demonstrate community leadership, superior communication skills and interest in advancing knowledge

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UM community members honoured with Indspire Awards

May 20, 2021 — 
Congratulations to vice-president (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook [MD/87, MSc/03], Faculty of Arts student Justin Langan and alumna Nahanni Fontaine [MA/01], who have received 2021 Indspire Awards – the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people

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copies of Voices of the Land publication

Faculty of Architecture

Voices of the Land: Indigenous Design and Planning from the Prairies

February 22, 2021 — 
Indigenous Design and Planning Students’ Association (IDPSA) launches new publication to inspire conversations on inclusion and representation in design education.

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Lisa Kassenaar and Kevin Chief

Asper School of Business

Who are you in the democracy?

November 19, 2020 — 
A panel discussion on how students can be leaders in democracy

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Dr. Catherine Cook receives national family medicine award

November 9, 2020 — 
Congratulations to vice-president (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook [MD/87, MSc/03], who has received a prestigious award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine

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Indigenous Circle of Empowerment students outside of Migizii Agamik.


Building confidence and community connections for Indigenous students

August 25, 2020 — 
After wrapping up a successful year later this past spring, applications are now open for the 2020-2021 ICE program.

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Sounding of the Conch Shell

April 1, 2019 — 
A space for Maya youth to embrace their cultural identity, build their Indigenous leadership and envision a future for their communities

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