BU students agree to help pay for indigenous student support, if needed
At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year Bishop’s University created a new position in the Indigenous Student Support and Community Liaison Officer. Funded though the assistance of a government grant, the position was meant to help incorporate indigenous culture and teaching into the fabric of the university by providing support to students from indigenous communities, cultural activities to build awareness and opportunities for exchange, and a liaison between the school and different indigenous communities in Quebec.
As the year comes to a close and students prepare for exams, Stine Lindenandersen, Bishop’s Dean of Student Affairs, says that the position and the person occupying it, Melissa Poirier, have proven to be an invaluable part of the Bishop’s Community. Looking to next year, however, the university was