The University of Alberta is honoured to host the 2nd Annual "Building Reconciliation Forum: Universities Responding to the TRC's Calls to Action"—a two-day leadership forum for Canadian university presidents and their leadership teams, First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders, Student leaders, Aboriginal scholars, and scholars dedicated to research that is meaningful to Aboriginal peoples.

The University of Alberta is deeply committed to achieving reconciliation within our university community and beyond, and we hope this event will be a small contribution to enduring positive change across Canada.

We intend to build on last year’s event, which was hosted by the University of Saskatchewan (www.usask.ca/trc2015), focusing on examples of reconciliation in practice, as well as areas for future consideration to improve the experience of Indigenous students at post-secondary institutions.

We are proud to partner with Dreamspeakers Film Festival to include the Western Canadian Premiere of Angry Inuk  in our conference program. The viewing of Angry Inuk will be followed by panel discussion with Norma Dunning, Liz Czach and Jenna Broomfield. Opening Remarks from Peter (Piita) Irniq, former Commissioner of Nunavut. Performance by the Sila Singers and followed by the closing celebrations of Dreamspeakers Film Festival with live music and refreshments. This is a not-to-be-missed, must-see event!

NOTE: As an invited guest, the University of Alberta will cover your registration fee and meals during the conference. Travel and hotel costs are not covered. REGISTER NOW!

We have created a hashtag for this year's event. Feel free to start posting and tweeting: #UofATRC2016