Celebrating the Success of Students Enrolled in our Joint "Public Administration in Indigenous Context" Graduate Programs

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QUEBEC CITY, May 16, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - On May 13, representatives of the École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP), the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) gathered in Quebec City to celebrate the accomplishments of 38 students enrolled in their joint "Public Administration in Indigenous Context" graduate programs. Drawn from the Innu, Huron-Wendat, Cree, Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik), Naskapi, Abenaki, Atikamekw and Anicinape First Nations, graduates of the programs mostly work as administrators, project leaders and professional staff at Indigenous public and community agencies located throughout Quebec.

Ceremony celebrating the success of students enrolled in joint “Public Administration in Indigenous Context” graduate programs, May 13, 2022, École nationale d’administration publique. From left to right: Ketty-Rose Michell, Marie-Andrée Basile, Michelle Jacob (the public administration in indigenous context graduate programs coordinator), Jacynthe Picard, Jennifer Petiquay Dufresne, Edith Bélanger, Thérèse Niquay, Ghislain Nequado, Sonia Chachai, Nadine Rousselot, Maude Ostiguy-Lauz, Hélène Bélanger, Jinny Thibodeau, Valérie Picard-Lavoie. (CNW Group/Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT))
Ceremony celebrating the success of students enrolled in joint “Public Administration in Indigenous Context” graduate programs, May 13, 2022, École nationale d’administration publique. From left to right: Ketty-Rose Michell, Marie-Andrée Basile, Michelle Jacob (the public administration in indigenous context graduate programs coordinator), Jacynthe Picard, Jennifer Petiquay Dufresne, Edith Bélanger, Thérèse Niquay, Ghislain Nequado, Sonia Chachai, Nadine Rousselot, Maude Ostiguy-Lauz, Hélène Bélanger, Jinny Thibodeau, Valérie Picard-Lavoie. (CNW Group/Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT))

Since these joint programs were created, more than twenty-five 9-credit microprogram certificates and more than twenty 15-credit short program certificates have been awarded. The programs have also made it possible for some students to obtain a 30-credit specialized graduate diploma (DESS), allowing them to pursue a Master of Public Administration (Management) degree at ENAP. One DESS graduate is currently enrolled in a customized PhD program in Traditional Indigenous Governance at UQAT.

The joint programs reflect a commitment to institutional collaboration on the part of ENAP, UQAT and UQAC. First offered in 2018, they have benefitted from the financial support of Indigenous Services Canada through the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program. They were developed at the request of Indigenous stakeholders, with the support of the First Nations Education Council (FNEC). The programs seek to make a tangible contribution to strengthening governance in Indigenous communities.

Our three institutions are united in a sincere desire to recognize the dedication these students have shown and to congratulate them on their success.

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