MEd alumna honoured with an Outstanding Alumni Award in Academic Achievement
Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, a MEd alumna, received a 2012 SFU Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Achievement for her advocacy and advancement of Aboriginal Education.
From the Sto:lo Nation, Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem) is one of Canada’s foremost Indigenous scholars and has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of Aboriginal education provincially, nationally and internationally. She is the Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, Director for the Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP) and Professor in the UBC Faculty of Education. Dr. Archibald has dedicated her 40-year career to creating culturally relevant and community responsive teacher education and graduate education programs for Aboriginal students. Her visionary work has transformed the landscape of higher learning for all Indigenous peoples through excellence in curriculum and program development, policy, research, teaching and scholarship.