Laurentian University will be a leader in the process of reconciliation through transformative postsecondary education and research.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit students find a home away from home at Laurentian University where they excel in all faculties. With campus Elders and more than 25 full-time Indigenous faculty members in various disciplines, departments, and faculties, more Indigenous colleagues are teaching at Laurentian University than any other university in Ontario.
The Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre (ISLC), which opened on National Aboriginal Day 2017, features the spectacular round-room, inspired by the wigwam, with four entry points facing each of the cardinal directions, and provides state-of-the-art facilities in a variety of spaces, indoors and outdoors. The School of Indigenous Relations is equipping students as leaders to work more effectively with communities by learning about Indigenous worldviews, traditional teachings, theories, and practices. Students will find those crucial perspectives integrated into the curriculum across the faculties at Laurentian University ensuring that all Laurentian students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous peoples, their knowledges and histories, and their relationships to Canadian society. Laurentian University’s Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute is emerging as a key site for advancing research on these topics.