KPU to offer parchment in blend of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, English


Kwantlen Polytechnic University has announced that its parchments will now be offered in both hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and English. KPU states that the inclusion of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language–the Indigenous language spoken by Kwantlen First Nation–is part of the university’s steps towards reconciliation. All 2022-23 graduates will receive the parchments, starting with Fall graduates attending convocation in February. “Through this initiative, we hope to honour the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language, support the work led by Indigenous language keepers to revitalize Indigenous languages, and send our graduates off in a good way,” said KPU AVP of Enrolment Services and Registrar Zena Mitchell.