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Dominic Beaudry named new Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Programs

(August 15, 2022) - We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Beaudry as the new Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Programs (AVP-AIP) starting October 1, 2022.

In this role, Mr. Beaudry will play a leadership role in promoting, developing and implementing initiatives and programs that support the Laurentian University Native Education Council’s (LUNEC) mission to support self-determination of Indigenous peoples. As part of his role, Dominic will focus on ensuring access and support for retention and graduation of Indigenous students. As the new AVP-AIP, Mr. Beaudry will continue to focus on and support recent initiatives and programs including the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute, the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre, which houses Indigenous Student Affairs, and the ongoing commitment to increasing Indigenous content across the curriculum.

As an Anishnaabe historian and language advocate, Mr. Beaudry brings extensive experience in Indigenous education, and strategic and land-based learning. Most recently, Mr. Beaudry served as an Education Officer with the Ontario Ministry of Education. Prior to that, he served as a Teacher and Anishinaabe Language and Culture Facilitator.

Mr. Beaudry is currently a member of the Laurentian University’s Native Education Council (LUNEC). He is also a member of the North East Indigenous advisory committee at Science North and the program advisory committee for the general arts and science programs at Cambrian College. Mr. Beaudry holds degrees in education and history and as an Anishinaabe historian, he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Laurentian in Human Studies and Interdisciplinarity.

We would like to extend deep gratitude to Dr. Susan Manitowabi for serving as Interim Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Programs. We are grateful to the members of the Advisory Committee for their commitment of extensive time and energy throughout the search.

We look forward to working with Mr. Beaudry as he brings broad and deep experiences as an Indigenous leader in education.

Please join us in welcoming him to Laurentian University.