BrandonU to require undergrads to complete Indigenous content courses

Brandon University has announced that it will be embedding mandatory Indigenous courses into its curriculum. All BrandonU undergraduate students will need to complete a minimum of three credit hours of Indigenous content before graduation. They will be able to choose between courses with Indigenous content in the fields of health, education, music, or Native Studies. “The intention is that students have the opportunity to select courses that are important to them, that are meaningful to their education and that they’re interested in,” said BrandonU’s Indigenous adviser to the president Chris Lagimodiere. “And we’re in the process of creating the criteria to vet more options for students.” The new requirements are expected to be implemented in the Fall semester.