Leadership in Aboriginal Education cohort graduates, launches book

An exceptional cohort of new Western University alumni graduate tomorrow (Friday, June 14) from the Faculty of Education, having successfully completed Master of Education degrees with a special focus on Leadership in Aboriginal Education.

Following the convocation ceremony in Western’s Alumni Hall at 10 a.m., the 12 graduates will also officially launch the book, Woven Words for Indigenous Education, a culmination of their research projects and a celebration of their successes.

The book launch will be held at 12 p.m. in the David Chu International Centre, 2nd floor, Western Student Services Building. Media are invited to attend.

Offered in partnership with the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, the community-based Leadership in Aboriginal Education program is a unique offering developed by Western’s Faculty of Education. 

This year’s cohort is the second to complete the program which emphasizes professional learning and capacity-building in Aboriginal education. Graduates include educators working at all levels from early childhood to post-secondary and in First Nations schools, as well as in the provincial school districts of Thames Valley and Toronto.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Coulter, 519-661-2111, ext. 88603 (office); 519-495-6616 (cell); coulter@uwo.ca