Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education names new director

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Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education names new director

Published on June 22 2011


Brock University and the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education are pleased to announce Lorenzo Cherubini as the centre’s new director. Currently the centre’s acting director, Cherubini starts his new position July 1, 2011.

Cherubini’s research concentrates on areas of teacher development and policy analysis, and he holds a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Grant to examine Aboriginal educational policy. Cherubini also received a SSHRC Aboriginal Developmental Grant to work with prospective and new Aboriginal teachers in Ontario.

He is the editor of the AABSS Journal, the annual publication of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences. He has taught at the secondary school level, serving as guidance counselor, English and Modern Languages department chair, and an elementary and secondary school administrator.

“It will be an honour to serve in this leadership capacity,” said Cherubini. “We at the Tecumseh Centre are heartened by the support of the Deans in the Faculty of Education, as we are the University’s commitment to Aboriginal research and education.”

Fiona Blaikie, Dean of the Faculty of Education, said Cherubini brings a wealth of expertise to the Tecumseh Centre.

“His experience working with Aboriginal educators and in Aboriginal educational policy is invaluable,” she said. “We are delighted to welcome him to this important role within the Faculty.”

The Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education is the only multidisciplinary research entity in Ontario that builds educational programming around the expressed needs and requirements of Aboriginal communities. The Centre’s vision supports a research focus at Brock University that connects Aboriginal and mainstream scholars, researchers, post-doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students to Aboriginal peoples and communities to further understand the complex educational, health, socio-economic and socio-cultural realities of Aboriginal peoples.