Doreen Richard (’96) joined the campus community this past summer as the University’s first indigenous affairs co-ordinator. Richard’s position is meant to help all students on campus, assisting with campus events, residence requirements, and academic research in the area of First Nations, as well as helping admissions recruit First Nations students.
“One of my goals is to build relationships with key players to assist in the indigenization of our campus — academically, socially, and culturally,” says Richard. “I am working with faculty and staff to help create an environment where First Nations students see themselves positively in the curriculum and working closely with the Indigenous Support Group.”
Originally from Nova Scotia, Richard is Mi’kmaq and taught in the public school system throughout the Maritimes.