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- Symposium Panel Spotlight on Research as Advocacy: Collaborative Inquiry Meets Material Practice
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- Introducing Namiko Kunimoto, CERi Researcher-in-Residence
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- Introducing Tammara Soma, CERi Researcher-in-Residence
- Angela Kaida on Engaging Community in HIV Research for Below the Radar
- Introducing Justine Chambers, CERi Artist-in-Residence
- Jessie Williams joins CERi Advisory Board
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Jessie Williams joins CERi Advisory Board
We’re delighted to announce Jessie Williams, director of Indigenous relations in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), has joined the CERi Advisory Board.
Williams holds a Master of Educational Administration and Leadership in Indigenous Education from the University of British Columbia. She has a decade of experience in educational services such as policy, program, service development and support of language revitalization efforts.
“From an Indigenous perspective, what community-engaged research means to me, is creating space for the co-direction and co-production of research that is relevant, respectful and inclusive of indigenous perspectives, peoples and communities,” says Williams.
Her service to the community includes sitting on various regional and federal committees, from the Coast Corridor Consortium Aboriginal Service Plan Committee to the Assembly of First Nations Task Force for the Post-Secondary Federal Program Review. She has chaired the post-secondary subcommittee on the boards of the First Nations’ Educational Steering Committee; Capilano University’s Board of Governor’s Academic Review Committee; and the North Vancouver School District Aboriginal Planning Committee.
It’s important researchers do the work necessary in order to understand the historical relationship that research has with indigenous communities, and how indigenous communities have been impacted by it.
“It’s important researchers do the work necessary in order to understand the historical relationship that research has with indigenous communities, and how indigenous communities have been impacted by it,” says Williams.
“My purpose, and what my elders have taught me, is to build relationships with communities and leaders, as this is foundation for all meaningful work. Together, research within the post-secondary academy can be done from a place rooted in understanding and connection, building mutually-beneficial research partnerships.”