Episode 28: Deanna Burgart, Indigeneer
In the second installment of Best of the WWEST's Yukon Edition, WWEST Associate Chair Alison Anderson sits down with Deanna Burgart to discuss her work integrating Indigenous traditional knowledge in engineering. Listen for her tips for getting young people engaged in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and a little sample of a song that will help you remember the quadratic formula!
Guest: Deanna Burgart (LinkedIn)
Deanna Burgart is the President and COO of Indigenous Engeering Inclusion, Inc. She is a self-proclaimed "Indigeneer" and President of Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc. She spent nearly 2 decades working in the energy sector in sustainability, compliance, and risk management. In addition to being co-founder of Empowered Innovation Enterprise, she has redirected her work towards professional speaking, post-secondary curriculum development, and resourcing organizations who want to improve their business strategies with Indigenous communities. She is an adoptee from the Fond-du-Lac First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan, born in Alberta, and spent her formative years in Singapore.
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- Cyber Mentor, University of Calgary
- Erin Brockovich (film)
- Fon du Lac Denesuline First Nation
- Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc.
- Positive Perspectives from Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc. (Facebook page)
- Power to Choose, career mentorship for Aboriginal Youth grades 7-12
- Quadratic Formula Song by Michael Kelly
Hosted by: Alison Anderson (@AlisonVAnderson)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford