Annual Aboriginal University-College for a Day

April 4, 2007 - 5:00pm

By Sharon Hobenshield, Director, Aboriginal Education

Last week Malaspina hosted 550 Aboriginal students from high schools and communities all across the island at our annual Aboriginal University-College for a Day. Our theme was Respecting Aboriginal People's Success and I am very proud to say that the day was very much a success with students participating in presentations from various departments, campus tours, drumming and dancing, and hearing from key note speakers and special guests.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in planning for this event, starting with our fearless leader Cheryl O’Connell, our amazing student ambassadors, First Nations Student Services, the gym staff for accommodating us and assisting with set up and take down, our Elder Uncle Ray Peter, and anyone else who might have offered to assist a lost and confused student get from A to B that day.  I would especially like to acknowledge the following departments who hosted information sessions:

1.Arts One First Nations & First Nations Studies
2.Natural Resources (Fisheries, Aquaculture)
3.Digital Media Studies & Fine Arts
4.Teacher Education
5.Culinary Arts & Professional Baking
6.Health Programs
7.Human Services
8.Tourism Management, Business & Aboriginal Sport Management
9.Trades & Technology

Aboriginal University-College for a Day has been in existence for six years and we look forward to its continued evolution in our endeavours to make Malaspina the right choice for Aboriginal learners.


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