“Undernutrition is deficient bodily nutrition due to
inadequate food intake or faulty assimilation; word undernutrition
back to only 1889” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2003).
Unemployment Rate Index (URI):
“Unemployment Rate Index (rate of Aboriginal unemployment
divided by the rate of unemployment among the general population,
by 100), (Mendelson & Battle 1999; cited in Kendall, 2001).
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), 1990:
“Founded in 1990, UNBC had a unique genesis: 16,000 individuals
from across northern British Columbia, many of them Aboriginals,
paid $5 each to petition the province for a new university.
From the outset, serving First Nations students was a key priority.
And while only about 10 per cent of the 3,500 enrolled are
Aboriginal, their presence is keenly felt throughout the campus.
Carved out of the bush on a hill overlooking Prince George,
UNBC is replete with cedar, birch and fir beams supporting
high-vaulted glass ceilings that suffuse the hallways with
natural light. Indian prints and Inuit soapstone carvings abound;
other Aboriginal handiwork can be seen in everything from the
finely carved doors of the University Senate to the Chancellor's
ceremonial chair, which features representations of the thunderbird,
frog, beaver, grouse, fireweed, owl, eagle and killer whale" (Bergman,
|University of Saskatchewan:
University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing “A focus
of the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan are in
the areas of Aboriginal health, forensic health, rural health
and primary health” (University of Saskatchewan, 2003).
University of Saskatchewan:
Online Course, “NURS 483.3, Cultural Diversity and
Aboriginal Health, began being offered on WebCT, spring/summer
2003, as a required course in the Post Registration Program
BSN, College of Nursing, at the University of Saskatchewan,
with a 49 student enrolment” Technology Enhanced Learning
(TEL) initiative project grant warded in 2001” (Kent-Wilkinson,
University of Saskatchewan (peer institutions):
“Peer institutions: University of British Columbia,
University of Northern British Columbia, University of Manitoba,
University of Northern Arizona, University of Regina, University
of Alberta, University of Waikato, New Zealand, and Lakehead
University. These institutions are identified through research
as they each focused on a unique aspect of the Aboriginal
student experience.” (University of Saskatchewan, 2003).
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