At Western, various Purple Guides have been developed to address key issues in educational development, and are designed to foster a culture of excellence in teaching, learning and mentorship among both faculty and graduate students at Western.
In 2017, we will initiate the development of a Purple Guide: "Fostering success for the Indigenous learner". What does the Indigenous student population at Western look like? What needs can faculty or staff implement into their practice to better reach Indigenous learners? The objective of our Purple Guide will be to provide cultural competence and public education about Indigenous matters and learning for faculty, graduate students and staff at Western.