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Talking gathering spaces with The Peak

September 09, 2013

SFU's student-run newspaper, The Peak, caught up with Ron Johnston, Director of the Office of Indigenous Education, to learn more about the recently announced Aboriginal gathering space. This new space will be made possible by the recent $100,000 gift from the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of Canada and the United States (UA Local 170).

"Johnston described how the funding came to be given after a dialogue was started between the faculty and UA 170 about what the Faculty of Education is trying to do in terms of Aboriginal advancement of indigenous education in the faculty. During the discussions, Johnston said that the gathering space came up as 'one of the foundational building blocks that was deemed to be one of the most important pieces.'"

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