To all Members of the Carleton Community,
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Graham, professor emerita at Carleton University, as Special Advisor to the Provost on Indigenous Affairs for a one-year term effective immediately. Prof. Graham, who previously held this responsibility prior to her official retirement from Carleton in June 2015, has a long history of dedication to Indigenous education and research. She was one of the chief architects of Carleton’s Aboriginal Co-ordinated Strategy, which was approved by the Senate in 2011. As Associate Vice-President (Academic) and then Senior Advisor to the Provost, Prof. Graham was instrumental in incorporating a strong Aboriginal presence in Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Plan and assisted me in ensuring the establishment of an Aboriginal Education Council at Carleton.
Since her retirement, she has remained very active at Carleton as a co-applicant on the SSHRC Partnership grant on “Youth Futures” in First Nations communities, continuing to lead the successful Indigenous Research Ethics Institute, teaching in the Indigenous Policy and Administration program, supporting Carleton’s Eastern Ontario regional economic development initiative, and working on Carleton’s engagement with the City of Cornwall and the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation.
As Special Advisor, she will assist the provost and the Aboriginal Education Council in liaising with and supporting the various Indigenous initiatives on campus, and continuing to implement Carleton’s Aboriginal Co-ordinated Strategy.
I am grateful to Prof. Graham for agreeing to take on this role, and I look forward to working with her over the coming year.
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)