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Feasting the Ancestors

February 04, 2016

Indigenous Graduate Students Feasting our Ancestors with Guest Dr. Amy Parent (Nisga’a Nation)

You are invited to join us for our Winter Feast where we will feed our Ancestors and then share a meal. After the meal all people in attendance have an opportunity check in with one another using a talking circle format.  Students will be given the opportunity to share about their current research and educational endeavors while receiving and providing feedback for their peers.

 The Winter Feast will include guest speaker Dr Amy Parent who is SFU’s newest Indigenous faculty member. If you have suggestions for topics relating to graduate school, Dr. Parent is able to share some perspectives. 

Please send possible topics along with your RSVP and food restrictions to the graduate student coordinator Rupert Richardson by February 19,

Dr. Amy Parent holds a Masters and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her doctoral work inspired her to work with Aboriginal youth, communities, and research-intensive universities across British Columbia in order to identify proactive ways to transform Indigenous students’ transition to higher education. Much of her research is conducted in partnership with community organizations where she seeks to build reciprocal relations between the university and Aboriginal communities.

Her postdoctoral work investigated Indigenous doctoral programming, supports and initiatives at 100 Tier one universities around the world. Research and Teaching Interests include: Aboriginal high school to university transitions; Aboriginal undergraduate to graduate transitions; Indigenous knowledge systems and methodologies; Aboriginal youth studies; Indigenous doctoral programming; and integrating Indigenous content into teacher education.

DATE: February 24, 2015
LOCATION: Indigenous Students Centre
Time: 5-7pm
RSVP:  by February 19, 2016
Food: Provided by Cedar Feast House Catering

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