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November 30, 2011

Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study finds a permanent home at the University of Winnipeg

The Institute has just signed an agreement with the University of Winnipeg to become the permanent host of the Institute’s Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study (UAPS). UAPS was a landmark national research project to better understand the growing population of Aboriginal citizens in Canadian cities, focusing on new areas of inquiry not previously addressed. Following release of the study results in 2010, the Institute conducted community engagement activities in 9 cities across the country to bring the research insights back to the communities in which it took place. For more information, see www.uaps.ca

An important objective of UAPS is to ensure the research is widely accessible to the Aboriginal community, academic researchers and decision-makers in all sectors. The University of Winnipeg will provide a permanent home for the UAPS data files and reports, as well as maintain the project website.


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