Niagara-on-the-Lake campus of Niagara College recently celebrated the grand opening of its Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. The dedicated space for Indigenous students will be used for cultural programming, events, workshops and Elder teachings, as well as a place to drop in and hang out, study, use the computers and check out the library for Indigenous resources. The school had been trying for years to open a centre, but limited space at the campus had stalled the endeavour. Niagara College has 180 self-identified Aboriginal students. Rick Anderson, acting vice president student and external relations, said the space will not only support students but is a launching point to share other world views. He expects international students and others will learn from it as well.
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