Feb 17, 2022
(SASKATOON, SK)— Northlands College and Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) will sign a memorandum of understanding on February 18, 2022, at 2 PM CST to partner on the delivery of an Indigenous Community-Based Master of Education Program (ICBMEP) in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. The signing of the MOU will take place at Northlands Colleges Eli Fleury Cultural Centre in La Ronge.
The memorandum of understanding between GDI and Northlands College builds on more than a decade of program partnerships between the two educational institutions. Both partners are equally invested in increasing access to education in the northern populations of the province.
The ICBME program is designed to provide a unique cohort model of graduate education to educators in off-campus locations to more effectively link theory to local educational issues and practice. The ICBME program is a ten-class course-based Master’s program with a focus on Indigenous education. As part of the memorandum of understanding, GDI will utilize its Affiliation Agreement with the University of Regina to ensure that all course offerings fulfill the academic requirements and rigor required by University standards.
The first cohort of the La Ronge ICBME program began in July 2020 with 24 graduate students. As the program began amid the pandemic, the first year of classes were delivered online. Future years of the program will be delivered on-site at Northlands College. Delivery in La Ronge serves students from across the north in communities such as; Black Lake, Meadow Lake, Cumberland House, Beauval, and Stanley mission. Applications are now open for a second cohort that will begin the program in July 2022. More information on entrance requirements and how to apply can be found at www.gdins.org/programs.
Full Media Release: GDI Northlands MOU Media Release_Februrary 17 2022_Final