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QUEBEC CITY, May 16, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Enabled May 13representatives of the National School of Public Administration (ENAP), the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (UQAC) gathered in Quebec City to celebrate the achievements of 38 students enrolled in their joint graduate programs “Public Administration in an Aboriginal Context”. Coming from the Innu, Huron-Wendat, Cree, Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik), Naskapi, Abenaki, Atikamekw and Anicinape First Nations, the graduates of the programs work mainly as administrators, project managers and members of the professional staff in Aboriginal public and community organizations distributed in Quebec.

Ceremony highlighting the success of students enrolled in the joint graduate programs “Public Administration in an Indigenous Context”, May 13, 2022, National School of Public Administration. From left to right: Ketty-Rose Michell, Marie-Andrée Basile, Michelle Jacob (coordinator of graduate programs in public administration in an Aboriginal context), Jacynthe Picard, Jennifer Petiquay Dufresne, Edith Bélanger, Thérèse Niquay, Ghislain Nequado, Sonia Chachai, Nadine Rousselot, Maude Ostiguy-Lauz, Hélène Bélanger, Jinny Thibodeau, Valérie Picard-Lavoie. (CNW Group/University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT))

Since the creation of these joint programs, more than twenty-five 9-credit microprogram certificates and more than twenty 15-credit short program certificates have been awarded. The programs have also enabled some students to obtain a 30-credit specialized higher education diploma (DESS) allowing them to pursue a master’s degree in public administration (management) at ENAP. A DESS graduate is currently enrolled in a tailor-made doctoral program in traditional Indigenous governance at UQAT.

The joint programs reflect a commitment to institutional collaboration on the part of ENAP, UQAT and UQAC. First offered in 2018, they received financial support from Indigenous Services Canada through the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program. They were developed at the request of Aboriginal stakeholders, with the support of the First Nations Education Council (FNEC). The programs aim to make a tangible contribution to strengthening governance in Indigenous communities.

Our three institutions are united in a sincere desire to recognize the dedication shown by these students and to congratulate them on their success.

For more information on the programs


Graduate programs in public management in an Aboriginal context Logo (CNW Group/University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT))

Logo Graduate programs in public management in an Aboriginal context (CNW Group/University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT))

SOURCEUniversity of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)



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