New programs launched by SFU, Parkland and YTC, YorkU and ADSB

Several institutions have launched new programs and courses over the past two weeks. Simon Fraser University established a Master of Arts in Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (INLL) program that will provide the skills and knowledge needed to combat the linguicide faced by Indigenous peoples. The two-year program will involve cohorts formed around particular languages and will use Indigenous ways of enquiry and linguistic analysis, feature Indigenous community participation, and provide mentorship opportunities with Elders. Parkland College, Yorkton Tribal Council (YTC), and Indigenous Services Canada partnered to deliver an Intro to Water Operators program. The 19-week program is designed for both those new to the field of study as well as professionals looking to upskill, and provides foundational training in water and wastewater disciplines. York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering and Algoma District School Board partnered to hold an Indigenous engineering, technology, and innovation program over the summer. Nine ADSB students took part in the inaugural run of the program and learned about applying Indigenous knowledge and processes to create a project or design solution.

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