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The Month of September in the History of Gabriel Dumont Institute

Nov 29, 2016

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By James Oloo

September 2007

Dumont Technical Institute pilots on-line delivery of a Métis Studies course to students in Île-à-la-Crosse, La Loche, Prince Albert, Meadow Lake, Saskatoon, and Regina. IT Officer, Edwin Morin worked closely with Program Coordinator and the course content developer, Claudette Moran, to build the delivery platform in Moodle software. Janice Depeel is the instructor for the course.

September 2009

Gabriel Dumont Institute announces that two proposals submitted under the federal Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund (ASTSIF) have been approved by Service Canada and contracts totaling more than $3.75 million have been awarded to the Institute. The ASTSIF fund aims to strengthen partnerships between Aboriginal employment service organizations and employers through training-to-employment programs linked to concrete job opportunities.

September 8, 2010

Members of the Métis Nation—Saskatchewan affiliates gather at the Travel Lodge in Saskatoon for the first “Saskatchewan Métis Services Day.” The event is organized by the Clarence Campeau Development Fund as a means to bring all of the Métis service providers together for an information sharing and networking opportunity. Participants include Gabriel Dumont Institute, Métis Housing Corporation, Métis Family and Community Justice Services, Clarence Campeau Development Fund, and Saskatchewan Métis Economic Development Corporation.

September 2011

Gabriel Dumont Institute announces that Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship program, a new scholarship program created by the Government of Saskatchewan, will provide $50,000 in new scholarship funds for Gabriel Dumont Institute students; plus another $50,000 will be matched by private donations, corporate donations, partnerships with eligible agencies, and fundraising activities. The result will be an additional $100,000 in scholarship awards for Gabriel Dumont Institute students.

September 2011

Members of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples visit Saskatoon for a public hearing in which Gabriel Dumont Institute gave a well-received presentation. The senators then visited Île-à-la-Crosse and Duck Lake where they held fact finding meetings as part of the Committee’s cross country study on Métis identity.

September 2012

Dumont Technical Institute launches an Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Practitioner Program in Buffalo Narrows. The 13-week is Applied Certificate program is the first to be offered outside of a SIAST Campus, and the first to be delivered in Northern Saskatchewan with a Northern emphasis.

September 2015

Gabriel Dumont College holds its first class of the Certificate Program in Education: Practical and Applied Arts (PAA) program in Prince Albert with a cohort of 28 students. This is a partnership that began in 2014 when the University of Saskatchewan contacted Gabriel Dumont Institute about delivering the certificate program.

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