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Edmonton university offering free cybersecurity course to Indigenous people across Canada – The Star

Oct. 29, 2020

Officials of an Edmonton-based university are hoping one of their latest offerings will lead to an increase in the number of Indigenous students that enroll at the school.

In honour of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which has been held each October since 2003, Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is offering a free introductory cybersecurity course to not just any Indigenous student but to any Indigenous person in Canada.

Those interested can sign up as an individual or as a group within their community.

“This is really a small gesture,” said Danielle Powder, the manager of the Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre, which opened at the university in August 2018. “But it’s a wonderful starting place.”

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