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The Star: U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

January 20, 2017 — 

As the Toronto Star reports:

[The University of Toronto]  struck a committee that produced a 125-page report this month, with 34 recommendations ranging from establishing indigenous spaces on campus to offering cultural and ethics training to researchers wanting to work in indigenous communities.

Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, said reconciliation is not a short-term project, and that it’s complicated.

“I think universities right across the country are wrestling with what it means to embrace reconciliation inside of a university,” Moran said, noting that he thought the areas U of T has identified to address are “spot on.”

“The most important thing that we collectively do is start, and we start this path and start the journey and we continue to have dialogue and reflect on whether or not this is working and additional steps we need to take,” he said.

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