Educational Leadership: Indigenous Resurgence - Summer 2022


Please note: This proposed program is subject to final approval.

Collaboratively developed by Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB) and Nicola Valley Institute Of Technology (NVIT). This two-year MEd Educational Leadership program takes place on the traditional unceded territories of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. It provides graduate students opportunities to bridge theory, research, policy and practice within a community of inquiry as a cohort. Students will also conduct research projects that directly connect to professional practice. 

This program centers Indigenous ways of knowing and being and will engage the cohort in learning from their traditional ways and stories throughout each of the courses.

In a cohort, students will:

  • engage in conducting research projects related to their own professional practice and connection to the LSIB community
  • study Indigenous scholarly works related to educational leadership theories and practices, organizational theory, and policy processes—and research design.

Ideally Suited For

Members of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band who are currently employed in Advanced Education and Training positions within the community.

Other applicants outside this membership may be considered.

  • Location: Cawston, BC
  • Classes: Fri. (4:30–9:00) + Sat. (8:30–4:30)/every 2-3weeks
  • Start Term: Summer 2022 (May)
  • End Term: Spring 2024 (January)
  • Applications Open: November 30, 2021
  • Applications Close: January 31, 2022
  • Tuition 2021/22*: $3,150.84/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.



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