Founded in 2000, the Aboriginal Education Council (AEC) at Brock University was endorsed by Senate on May 24.
The council was initially created to enable the Indigenous community to be more involved in decision-making processes to better meet the needs of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff. The main areas of focus at the time included course development, culturally-relevant programming, research and access to services.
With increased involvement, the AEC has transformed over the years to meet the expanding needs of the Brock University community.
We envision a student-centred, equality partnership between Brock University and the Indigenous community that enhances educational outcomes with cultural competency and cultural safety.
With a good mind, we enhance the positive educational outcomes and experiences of Indigenous students by:
- Being an advisory body to Brock University through the President
- Communicating recommendations from the students and the community to the institution
- Providing guidance and recommendations to faculty and staff
- Provide opportunities for staff, faculty and students to gain cultural understanding and awareness
The Aboriginal Education Council and Brock University work collaboratively to keep the importance of our shared history, friendship, and future relations in our minds and hearts.
Brock University acknowledges the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today.
This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement.
Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.