MUN to build $4 million Aboriginal House on campus – The Muse

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2016437 Views

Plans are underway for a new multi-million dollar building at Memorial University that will serve as a designated safe space for Aboriginal students.

The Aboriginal House, as MUN calls it, will include a large gathering space, study rooms, offices for staff, and other areas for things like child-minding and drumming practice.

“We know that for students to be successful they need to feel a sense of belonging, and a great way to do that is to have a place that they feel is safe,” said Catharyn Andersen, special advisor to the president on Aboriginal Affairs.

“[In the Aboriginal House] they can meet other Aboriginal students and just see in the physical space around them a part of their own culture.”

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