Laurentian University welcomes first Indigenous director of a Canadian architecture school

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70mg3b3y5rihlkyv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70mg3b3y5rihlkyv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70mg3b3y5rihlkyv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70mg3b3y5rihlkyv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Laurentian University is pleased to welcome Dr. David Fortin as the next Director of the McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA). Dr. Fortin, a faculty member at the MSoA, assumed his new duties at the beginning of January, 2018, taking over from the school&rsquo;s Founding Director, Dr. Terrance Galvin, who successfully led the creation and development of the MSoA since its inauguration in 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The statement by <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/146670513/laurentian-university-universit-laurentienne" rel="nofollow" >Laurentian University</a>'s&nbsp;McEwen School of Architecture points out that Dr. Fortin is a member of the&nbsp;M&eacute;tis Nation of Ontario, making him&nbsp;the first Indigenous director of a Canadian architecture school:&nbsp;"Dr. Fortin currently focuses on Indigenous design in contemporary architecture and is co-curator for a team of Indigenous architects (UNCEDED) representing Canada at the world-renowned <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" >2018 Venice Biennale</a> competition in Italy."</p>            

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