Indigenous Perspectives Designation
The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) provides students who choose to access this learning option with a more in-depth knowledge of First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples, their cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions to our shared society.
The programs offer an IPD provide experiential learning Indigenous activities and discipline-specific Indigenous curriculum in each semester, beyond what is required in the two mandatory general education subjects: GNED49 Introduction to Indigenous Studies and GNED128 Introduction to Indigenous Knowledges. Upon graduation, students with an IPD will have a strong foundational basis in Indigenous studies, and a designation that will be in demand as they start their careers.
The IPD is available to students enrolled in the following programs: