Since it was created in 1983, UQAT has worked tirelessly with First Nations and Inuit peoples and fully embraced its role as an agent for change. It has strived to reconcile all the communities and has helped improve the skills and well-being of Indigenous peoples.
Through its governance, its willingness to stand as an example, and its partnership with Indigenous people, UQAT has given First Nations and Inuit peoples a decisive role in managing the university on its governing council, its human research ethics committee, and its First Peoples advisory committee. UQAT has become a major player in Quebec as a partner and active contributor to the development of training and research for, by, and with Indigenous people.
In addition to developing study programs that respect Indigenous outlooks, UQAT proposes adapted teaching methods and an access to academic support services that put the student at the heart of its mission. UQAT supports the betterment of inter-community relations through research that, among other things, takes a unique look into education, environment and social development issues.
With its unique approach, UQAT is committed to remaining an authority on Indigenous issues in Quebec and across Canada.