University launches formal investigation

As previously announced, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has launched a formal investigation as a result of information disclosed in the media that challenges Dr. Carrie Bourassa’s representations about her Indigenous identity.

The investigation is being led by an independent external investigator, Jean Teillet (Jean Teillet Personal Law Corporation) who specializes in Indigenous rights law. Her bio can be found here. 

Indigenous faculty and staff will be included during the investigation process. Once completed, the university will communicate the outcomes, subject to confidentiality. The investigation is being carried out in accordance with the requirements of the USFA collective agreement.

USask remains committed to working with Indigenous and community partners to honour and support Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination and remains firmly committed to building trust and relationships with Indigenous communities. USask will work in collaboration with, and contribute to, the larger national conversation around Indigenous identity.

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