Truth and Reconciliation
As the citizens of Canada reflect on recent developments regarding the unmarked graves of Indigenous children at Indian Residential School sites across the country, and we re-examine progress of the implementation of the 94 Calls to Action from the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Lakehead University remains committed to Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and stands in solidarity with Indigenous peoples everywhere.
In 2016, Lakehead University appointed Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, as the 1st Indigenous Chair for Truth and Reconciliation, and she has continued to build right relations on Lakehead's behalf over the past five years. In 2018, Dr. McPherson inaugurated the President's Council on Truth and Reconciliation (PCTR) and appointed a team of dedicated people to develop and implement a reconciliation project. The PCTR has launched seven of eight modules and is now designing curriculum for each of the modules. The modules are designed to prompt dialogue on critical issues and seek positive solutions to uncomfortable social realities. Lakehead University has embraced a commitment to truth and reconciliation, equity, diversity and inclusion, and a celebration of the cultural diversity of each of its campuses. We hope you too will join our conversation on why "celebrating our diversity" makes Lakeheadu one of the best destinations for education in Canada!