World Café, lecture to focus on Indigenous students

Indigenous student success takes centre stage during two events this week.

On Tuesday, a World Café will focus on what elements contribute to Indigenous graduate student success, and what the Western community can do to promote them. The event runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Green Leaf Café, Somerville House 3340. Simon Fraser University professor Michelle Pidgeon will be the event’s keynote speaker.

On Wednesday, Pidgeon will deliver a lecture, Indigenity in postsecondary education, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room, Faculty of Education 1137. Pidgeon’s research focuses on what makes colleges and universities more successful places for Indigenous peoples. In her work, she also explores the intersections between student affairs and services and Indigenous student success.

The events are sponsored by Western Indigenous Services, Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Initiative (IHWI), the Faculty of Education and Western Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

For information, contact or call 519-661-4095.