“We must critically examine our practice”: Faculty reflections on hiring, retention, tenure, and promotion

A department that is overly concerned with questions of “ fit” (how well does the applicant fit in with the department?) should be challenged –using themes like colonialism —  to critically examine  their practice. Departments were urged to be self-reflective about how they treated the “token” aboriginal scholar in their department, as one aboriginal person does not represent everyone: there are many different nations in Canada.

As well, Faculty felt that it was necessary to support single First Nations women through bursaries and day care fees, because although First Nations women play such a role in the community, at the institution First Nations men are over represented.

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