Priorities & Measures
Langara has deepened our relationship with Musqueam and other Indigenous Nations and communities, and has implemented our first Indigenization strategy. Langara is the college of choice for Lower Mainland Indigenous students, and the employer of choice for Indigenous faculty and staff.
Informed by the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, initiate and implement Indigenization strategy.
- September, 2021: began development process for Langara’s first Indigenization Strategy.
- Created working timeline for Indigenization Strategy development process.
- Identified six major areas of focus.
- Drafted Indigenization goals based on current needs and gaps.
- Initiated and currently conducting consultation and engagement process with internal College community, Indigenous communities including Musqueam, and external post-secondary Indigenous leaders.
Initiate a collaborative process to develop an Indigenization strategy that has consulted with Indigenous communities in the Lower Mainland. Environmental scan underway.
Maintain and deepen our relations with Musqueam.
Develop a joint Musqueam/Langara Education Working Group to meet regularly and establish common goals
- Opening further dialogue with Musqueam to establish Langara educational priorities and collaborations with community.
- Deepening relationships based around community protocol.
- Focusing on long-term sustainable relationship development from an Indigenous lens.
Initiate Joint Education Working Group.
Develop and implement strategies to recruit and retain Indigenous students and employees.
Plan in place and implemented for recruiting new employees
Preliminary planning underway.
Review and plan development.
Review Indigenous Education and Services structures to enhance Indigenous student support and recruitment into a diverse range of academic programs
- Initial comprehensive review of position functionality and work responsibilities completed.
- New positions developed include, Indigenous Community Engagement and Policy Coordinator, Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, and Manager of Indigenous Upgrading Initiatives.
- Planning underway to increase community engagement and supports for our students and community through developing a Knowledge Keeper and Elder Program in the Gathering Place.
Strengthen Indigenous student recruitment and retention by offering more scholarships, bursaries, and supports
- 5 new scholarships have been created.
- There are now 15 scholarships available specifically for Indigenous students, in addition to all other scholarships which are available to Indigenous students.
- Planning is underway to develop a robust revenue generation strategy to support Indigenous students through direct financial support and through programming.
Eight scholarships, bursaries, and awards for Indigenous students.
Additional scholarships, awards, and bursaries established for Indigenous students.