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Indigenous Law Campaign closer to an endowed professorship or chair

Monday, October 19, 2020 @ 3:16 PM | By Yvette Trancoso-Barrett

According to a press release from The McCoshen Group, the David Sharpe Professorship in Indigenous Law Campaign is one step closer to an endowed professorship or chair with the help of a $250,000 donation.

The new professorship, established by the faculty of law at Queen’s University and founded by David Sharpe, is designed to recruit a leading Indigenous legal scholar. The campaign is a part of the Indigenous Knowledge Initiative, which was created to promote reconciliation and Indigenous cultures on campus.

The donation, made by Sean McCoshen of The McCoshen Group, supports the advancement of the reconciliation process at Queen’s. The campaign is an innovative approach to advancing the University’s Truth and Reconciliation Task Force, outlining 25 recommendations for sustained institutional change to create a more welcoming environment for Indigenous students, staff and faculty.

The faculty of law at Queen’s is seeking to establish an endowed professorship or chair in Indigenous legal studies that will attract a prominent Indigenous legal scholar capable of building a program in this area.