Reconciliation and the Academy: Experience at a Small Institution in Northern Manitoba


  • Daniel William Smith University College of the North


higher education, reconciliation


This article accepts a definition of reconciliation that includes a need for fundamental change in society. The article argues that knowledge is critical to the business of the academic enterprise and that the relationship the academy has with knowledge is fundamental; for the academy to truly reconcile, then, changing that relationship is essential. This article describes the experiences of University College of the North as it undertakes reconciliation and how it is seeking to redefine its relationship with knowledge within the context of a larger and westernized post-secondary environment.

Author Biography

Daniel William Smith, University College of the North

Vice-President Academic and Research


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