Fairhaven Auditorium – 225 Years in the Making: How Canadian Universities Honor the Jay Treaty Through Cross-Border Tuition Policies

featuring Michael O’Shea | Virtual | May 10, 2023

Join the Zoom event on May 10th at 11:30am with this link.

The virtual event will take place from 11:30am to 12:50pm on May 10th.

This presentation will explore how several Canadian universities have recently adopted policies that extend domestic tuition rates to Indigenous students living in (territories claimed by) the United States and how other universities in Canada may follow suit, bringing their commitments to Indigenization and reconciliation in line with the Jay Treaty, as well as the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Accompanying this Zoom session is a drop-in brown bag event with Michael O’Shea presented by The Border Policy Research Institute & The Center for Canadian-American Studies. This is an informal opportunity to discuss his research. See the poster below for more information!

Michael O’Shea┬áis a higher education practitioner and scholar. As a PhD candidate studying under Dr. Stephanie Waterman (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, his research explores how Canadian universities can act on their historic Treaty obligations to better support Indigenous students across the U.S.-Canada border. He has been awarded a Fulbright student award and SSHRC graduate award for his research. Currently he works as Early College Program Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts, strengthening academic pathways between high school and university.

Fairhaven Auditorium - 225 Years in the Making: How Canadian Universities Honor the Jay Treaty Through Cross-Border Tuition Policies