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Register to attend: UBC/SFU Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium

February 21, 2018

The University of British Columbia & Simon Fraser University invite you to register and attend the 16th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium. The title of this year's symposium is "Walking In Two Worlds Occupying the Third Space: Indigenous Graduate Student Experience".

Indigenous graduate students or graduate students who are interested in research relating to Indigenous scholarship in any discipline or across disciplines are welcome.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: First Nations House of Learning, 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC (UBC Campus)
  • RSVP: Free, but registration required
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leroy Little Bear

In our 16th year, we draw upon the work of Torres Strait Islander Dr. Martin Nakata to explore the third space. Presenters consdier how Indigenous graduate students negotiate the challenges of bringing traditional teachings to scholarship and the academy. Join us to reflect upon the ways in which Indigenous scholars balance community expectations, responsibilities, and academic work, and occupy the third space in doing so.

Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) is a province-wide inter-institutional initiative developing a critical mass of Aboriginal graduate students to advance the education and well-being of Indigenous people and communities.

For questions about the event or to declare food sensitivities, please contact the SAGE Provincial Coordinator at

Download the Program to learn more about the event, speakers, and schedule:

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