Students petition to have Indigenous health course developed at Queen’s – The Queen’s Journal

University looking develop and reassess curriculum with eye towards Indigenization

November 25, 2022

A group of fourth-year Health and Kinesiology students came together to release a petition early the week of Nov. 22 asking Queen’s to offer an Indigenous health course open to all students.

According to Mariam Farooq, ArtSci ’23, the School of Health and Kinesiology currently doesn’t offer specific courses on Indigenous health that are open to all students on campus. The courses are currently restricted to upper year students in the program, according to Farooq.

Farooq and the other students who started the petition came together after taking a special topics HLTH course that has a specific focus on Indigenous resilience and vitality to promote self-determination of Indigenous peoples’ health.

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