Stephen Toope is president of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs. His opinion piece was published August 31 in The Globe and Mail. An excerpt:

The challenge and promise of reconciliation for the postsecondary sector is not just about enabling more aboriginal students to graduate. A comprehensive approach is required, including taking responsibility for past actions and fundamentally challenging our institutions and practices to create possibilities for healthier relationships.

Curricula, programs and the full range of university services must better promote and respect indigenous knowledge, experiences and world views so all students may learn and benefit from exchange and understanding. University faculties, administrative staff and governance structures must evolve to better support participation and leadership by aboriginal scholars and traditional knowledge holders.

Read the full article in The Globe and Mail.