SUDBURY – As per the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Sudbury and the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, representing the Cree communities of James Bay in northeastern Ontario, the University has been offering Indigenous Studies courses directly on site in the area since September 2013.

On Monday, June 20th at 7 p.m., representatives of the University, officials of the communities, family and friends will gather at the EPR Center in Moose Factory to celebrate the students who have since graduated and obtained their university degree. Four students will be recognized that night for their accomplishments. Although all had previous studies recognized towards their degree, the courses offered on site by the University of Sudbury made it possible for each of them to reach this particular goal and become a university graduate.

As the University of Sudbury continues to offer courses in Moose Factory, Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Attawapiskat, it looks forward to celebrating the accomplishments of many more of its students. The University is excited to continue to work with the Council to create a long term sustainable university learning program in the Council’s territory.

About the University of Sudbury

The University of Sudbury is Northern Ontario’s longest-standing postsecondary institution and a member of the Laurentian Federation. The University remains committed to a focus on a liberal arts education by providing programs in journalism (French only), folklore (French only), religious studies, philosophy and Indigenous studies. Detailed information can be obtained at