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Onawa LaBelle, Sandra Muse Isaacs, Ashley Glassburn Falzetti, Rebecca Major, Andrea Sullivan-ClarkePresident’s Indigenous Peoples Scholars (from left) Onawa LaBelle, Sandra Muse Isaacs, Ashley Glassburn Falzetti, Rebecca Major, and Andrea Sullivan-Clarke.

Reception welcomes new Indigenous faculty

An event September 21 formally welcomed five new tenure-track faculty members hired through the President’s Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program:

The program was established in response to the historic under-representation of Indigenous peoples in leadership roles on campus, and sought applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.

Interim president Douglas Kneale called the recruits’ arrival “an intellectual boost” to the campus, and especially the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: “I am delighted to have you joining our ranks.”

Other Indigenous members of the campus community and University officials attended the reception, organized by the Aboriginal Education Council and the Office of the Provost.

Prof. Major said Windsor has made her feel very welcome.

“On campus, everything has been really great,” she said. “This event has given us an opportunity to engage with people we don’t normally see. It’s wonderful to see the support offered us.”

Learn more about the President’s Indigenous Peoples Scholars on the University’s Indigenous Peoples website.