Events and Conferences
Spring Feast with Guest Dr. Ethel Gardner
You are invited to join us for our Spring 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.
Date: April 21st.
Location: Indigenous Student Center
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 19th for food purposes and add any dietary restrictions
Food: Provided by Cedar Feast House Catering
please note this is a closed event for Aboriginal students only
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ethel Gardner
The Spring Feast will include guest speaker Dr. Ethel Gardner, who is an Elder in Residence at SFU. Dr. Gardner's SFU PhD dissertation examined the syntax, history and cultural significance of the Halq'eméylem language.
As a faculty member at Simon Fraser University, and later, Lakehead University, Gardner led the design and development of Indigenous teacher education programs across Canada. As well, she was the director of the Indigenous Languages Education initiative with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education.