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Statement addressing Queen's Native Student Association concerns

 
2010-04-06

The university is unequivocally committed to doing all that is possible to ensure the success of Aboriginal students, faculty and staff.

The Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (FDASC) is expected to play a vital role in enhancing the development and well-being of the Queen's University Aboriginal community. The university recognizes that this requires strong and dedicated Aboriginal leadership, and that there have recently been staffing difficulties that are not yet resolved.

The process of securing the permanent staff positions necessary to support FDASC is moving forward and consultation with the Aboriginal community will be important to this process.

We appreciate and understand the concerns the Queen’s Native Students Association shared at the Aboriginal Council meeting today. Their recommendations address serious issues and the university is eager to advance this dialogue.

We trust that working together we can overcome present challenges and reaffirm the work of the FDASC.

Patrick Deane
Vice-Principal (Academic)

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