The Office of Indigenous Initiatives maintains ongoing engagement with Indigenous communities through the following two Committees:
Indigenous Postsecondary Education Council (IPEC)
Established in 1995, Western’s IPEC– formally called the Aboriginal Employment and Education Council – acts as an ongoing mechanism for the University to seek advice and engage Indigenous communities in postsecondary matters. The Council meets at least four times per year and its membership includes a wide range of people from both on and off campus.
Terms of Reference
- IPEC membership 2020-21
- IPEC meeting minutes, July 2019
- IPEC meeting minutes, September 2019
- IPEC meeting minutes, November 2019
Indigenous Faculty Advisory Council
Western University recognizes the vital role that Indigenous scholars play in Indigenizing the university. The purpose of the Indigenous Faculty Advisory Council is to support Indigenous faculty members by holding a culturally safe space for them to meet regularly, nurture a sense of community, and discuss needs and challenges relevant to their success. The Council will also provide guidance to the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) in the identification, development, and delivery of Indigenous strategies to support and advance Indigenous faculty members’ at the intersections of their teaching, research, and service.
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