Bee Brigidi

Educational Consultant

Curriculum and Instruction Division

Bee Brigidi

Educational Consultant

Curriculum and Instruction Division

Biography

Bees are known to be hard workers, effective collaborators, and harmonious beings—and that’s who I am as an educational developer at the Curriculum and Instruction Division at CEE. I have a PhD in History and Indigenous Studies from UCSB, located in the lands of the Chumash Peoples, and I’ve worked in educational development and policymaking in higher ed and EDI or over 17 years. As a multidisciplinary scholar and educator, I've had the privilege to learn and unlearn from a range of experiences in institutions such as the University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Community College, Quest University, McGill University, John Abbott College, among others. My background as an interdisciplinary qualitative researcher and a participatory-based educator has allowed me to learn and make contributions as a scholar, professor, educational developer, and strategic planner in a range of areas such as: Instructional Design; Curriculum & Program Design; Multilingual teaching and learning; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Decolonizing and Indigenizing Initiatives; Critical and Anti-Oppressive Pedagogies; Design Thinking and Social Innovation Labs.

Recent public outreach presentations

2020 “RISING TOGETHER: Women for a Just Economy.” Cross-country Webinar Series on intersectional feminism and ways in which pandemic has disproportionately affected women and BIPOC women in care economy, hosted by Equal Pay Coalition and Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. August 2020. (Facilitator of breakout group discussion.)

2020 “Inclusion & Well-being in Online Learning Environments.” Webinar hosted by the Centre of Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. May 2020.

2020 “Effective Support for All Learners Using Remote Instruction.” Webinar hosted by the Centre of Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. April 2020.

2020 “Humanize Your Course.” Webinar hosted by the Centre of Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. April 2020.

2020 “Authentic Engagement in Remote Instruction: Communication, Instruction, and Tutorials.” Webinar hosted by the Centre of Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. April 2020.

2018 “Racial Politics and Indigenous Knowledge: Allyship Building in a University on a First Nation Land,” Critical Race Studies in Education Association Conference, University of New Mexico, May.

2017 “100 Days in 1994: The Genocide Against the Tutsi and the United Nations.” Paper, Conference: Genocide in Rwanda, organized by undergraduate students at Quest University Canada, BC.

Selected publications

2020 (upcoming). Activism in Queer Diaspora: Solidarity from Within. In: Society & Space.  

2017 “Indo-Hispano Borderlands in the Americas: Entanglements, North and South” In: Ignacio Gallup-Diaz (editor). Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook, Oxford: Routledge Publisher.

2015 “Time and the Wind by dir. Jayme Monjardim,” In: Hispania, Volume 98, Number 3, September 2015, pp. 633-634.