Disrupting Colonialism through Teaching: An Integrated Seminar Series and Grants Program
February 2018 - Current
Steven is an SFU graduate majoring in Psychology, with an AA in Psychology from Langara College. Steven's aspiration after university is to work in the urban Aboriginal/LGBTQ2+ community to support youth through counseling. Steven applied for this position simply because he wanted to be part of shaping student learning at Simon Fraser University regarding Indigenous peoples. Being an urban Heiltsuk student, Steven finds the concept of decolonizing teachings a necessary process in order to create a safer space for Aboriginal students in the classroom. Another reason for Steven's interest in being a research assistant for ISTLD is to strengthen his facilitation skills as well as develop some research skills.
Walas giaxsixa (thank you in Haíɫzaqvḷa) for allowing me to be part of this!