“The budget was one factor for sure” in undertaking the revie w, said Dave Witty, VIU vice-president, academic, and provost, but the main driver
was program quality. “To do it right takes a lot
of work,” he said. “It’s taxing. It’s disconcerting
initially.” But, as the review progressed, people
came to see why the exercise was needed. “I think
it’s important for institutions to do that,” he said.
“I’d sooner be doing it here than have others
doing it.”– rosanna tamburri
Examen des programmes
Les réalités économiques
poussent les universités
à revoir leurs programmes
Il n’y a ni cibles prioritaires, ni programmes
ou services à l’abri », affirme une dirigeante
à l’heure où les universités font face à des con-
traintes financières et à l’obligation de rendre
des comptes au public, certaines d’entre elles ont
entrepris un examen complet de leurs programmes
et services afin de déterminer ceux qu’il convient
d’abolir ou de modifier.
years old. YEARS OLD.
my people stIll have a place. MY PEOPLE STILL HAVE A PLACE.
I hear stories of the old ways and I begin to understand. Sharing and
community are the strengths of our people. The world can’t help but
change us. I am still a child, yet I’m old enough to know that progress
comes with a price.
I have always believed culture and traditions can thrive in the business
world. That a balance can be reached. When I arrived here nearly twenty
years ago, I knew I had found a place where I could find my answers and
people who would support my ideas. Now I am a professor and leader
in the community, working with students and businesses to develop our
economy and keep our traditions alive.
The University of Manitoba has allowed me to study, to learn and to teach
Aboriginal people that the progress we achieve need not come at the loss
of our cultural identities – and to build allies with other Canadians who
share our goals. The U of M has allowed me to find my voice.
I AM A CHALLENGER.
Wanda Wuttunee is the director for
Aboriginal Business Education Partners and a professor
of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba.