University gets nod for program to increase Indigenous researchers

Thompson Rivers University’s has received accolades for a program geared at increasing Indigenous researchers.

The university has received the Alan Blizzard Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, a national organization geared at enhanced teaching and learning in higher education.

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TRU has teamed up with Indigenous elders since 2015 on the Knowledge Makers program, which has seen 65 First Nations students from 30 nations and bands complete the program and publish journal articles.

The award recognizes exemplary collaboration in education.

The program will be recognized during a ceremony in Winnipeg in June.

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