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and opportunities to ground their career planning by identifying individual
strengths and linking them to the values that motivated their decision to
come to law school.
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
Finally, we are acting on our 2016–2021 Strategic Plan commitments to
implement the curricular and pedagogical calls to action of the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. This year we will
be offering an Indigenous Cultural Competency Certificate open to all J.D.
students, adding to our annual fall Indigenous Awareness Retreat for students,
enhanced programming on Indigenous topics across both our 1L Orientation
and Re-Orientation events, and ongoing discussions about how to
incorporate discussion of the dimensions and impact of colonization across
our curriculum. While there is so much that remains to be done in this ongoing
and collective work, we are pleased and honoured to be guided now in
our efforts by a Dean’s Advisory Council on Truth and Reconciliation, composed
of respected and senior leaders in the Indigenous community.
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