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When Acadia President Dr. Peter Ricketts released Acadia University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report in March 2018, a significant goal of the broad ranging strategy was to strengthen Acadia’s support for Indigenous students and deepen its connection to Indigenous communities. The strategy included an explicit call for Acadia to create a full time position focused on Indigenous student support and advising as well as to act as a coordinator for all campus activities aimed at meeting the challenges outlined by the TRC. Today, Acadia announced that Dion Kaszas has been named Acadia’s Coordinator of Indigenous Affairs and Student Advising starting November 5, 2018.