FNUC Officials In Ottawa To Answer To Allegations

Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 14:55



Today is the day officials with the First Nations University of Canada sit down with representatives of the Association of Colleges and Universities of Canada.


An official with the AUCC has told reporters he doesn’t expect any decisions to be made after today’s meeting in Ottawa.


The AUCC is interested in learning more about the recent troubles at the university, including allegations of political interference and restrictions on academic freedom.


If the AUCC eventually decides to revoke the FNUC’s membership in the association, it would likely have serious ramifications for the university.


Not only would the school’s credibility take a hit, but provincial Learning Minister Andrew Thomson has said the school would likely lose almost $2 million in provincial funding under that scenario.


(with files from The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix)