Curriculum & Instruction: Equity Studies in Education MA, MEd


Tuesday, March 10, 2020
4:30 - 6:30 PM PST
Diamond Alumni Centre (DAC)
Simon Faser University | Burnaby 

Transforming Simon Fraser University: Bringing Back the Canoe to Undertake Our Collective Responsibilities to Walk Together on Lhukw’lhukw’ayten (where bark gets peeled in the spring)
Dr. Gwendolyn Point 
BCAFN Elder Representative

Shoysqwelwhet (Dr. Gwendolyn Point) is from the Stó:lō Nation. She is a distinguished educator, scholar, mentor, visionary, cultural advisor, and leader. At various points in her career, Shoysqwelwhet has taught at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, and held positions in leadership and administration with the Stó:lō Nation and the provincial government. She is former Chancellor for the University of the Fraser Valley and is currently serving as the Elder for the B.C. Assembly of First Nations Chiefs.

Dr. Point holds a Doctorate in Education from SFU and is a board member for PAVCOand the Provincial First Nations Education Steering Committee. Her work in Indigenous education and Stó:lō language revitalization, as well as her contributions to Indigenous sovereignty, healing and self-determining community-based research have been recognized with numerous distinctions and awards. Among them are an honourary Doctorate in Education from the University of Victoria, a University of British Columbia Alumni Volunteer Leadership award, the Order of Chilliwack, and the Rotary Harris Fellow Award.

This is a free event. However, due to limited space RSVP is requested:
The lecture will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to mingle.

November 2020

Dr. Rita Wong

Rita Wong grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and is the author of three books of poetry, sybil unrest, written with Larissa Lai; forage, and monkeypuzzle. Wong has won the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop Emerging Writers Award and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her work investigates social issues and ecology. She lives in Vancouver and is an associate professor in critical and cultural studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Keep reading...

March 2021

Dr. Kim TallBear
CRC in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment

Kim TallBear, author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (2013), is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. She studies the racial politics of “gene talk” in science and popular culture. A former environmental planner, she has become interested in the similarities between Western constructions of "nature" and "sexuality” as they are defined and sanctioned historically by those in power. TallBear is interested in how sex and nature can be understood differently in indigenous worldviews. She draws on indigenous, feminist, and queer theory in her teaching and research that focus on undermining the nature/culture split in Western society and its role in colonialism, racism, sexism, homophobia, and environmental degradation. TallBear has published research, policy, review, and opinion articles on a variety of issues related to science, technology, environment, and culture. She is a tribal citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, U.S.A. and is also descended from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Keep reading...

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    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.