Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences

2017 CAUCE Award for Credit Programming Over 48 Hours

The Chang School’s Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences was given an award for Credit Programming over 48 hours at the annual Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE) conference in Vancouver in May 2017.

The Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences is a multidisciplinary exploration, analysis, and reflection on the experiences of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and their relationships with non-Aboriginal peoples. This exploration aims to help develop an understanding of these experiences and relationships from many dimensions: historical, political, social, and arts- and health-related. This unique certificate program will be of interest to the public and private sectors in areas such as social services, education, tourism, business, public administration, and land use.

The Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences addresses Ryerson University’s overarching goal and commitment to increasing Aboriginal participation in post-secondary education in ways that ensure Aboriginal initiatives are focused, coordinated, and driven by Aboriginal needs and values in harmony with Ryerson’s vision and mission. This goal is indicated in the Ontario Government Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training Policy. There are several initiatives at Ryerson that aim to achieve these goals. The Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences is a small but important step on a longer path.

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