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New staff (L-R): Andrea Dsouza, Erin Yun, Liz Otero

New Faces: Welcome Erin Yun, Andrea Dsouza, and Liz Otero!

A warm welcome to new staff joining Indigenous Initiatives this fall!

Confronting Uncomfortable Conversations in the Classroom: The Pedagogy of Emotion

Confronting Uncomfortable Conversations in the Classroom: The Pedagogy of Emotion

On October 12, 2017, Jude Walker, assistant professor of Adult Learning and Education, and Shayna Hornstein, a body-focused psychotherapist, registered physical therapist, and recent graduate in Adult Learning and Education, facilitated a Classroom Climate workshop on “Confronting Uncomfortable Conversations in the Classroom: The Pedagogy of Emotion.”

Q&A: Brendon Easton, Allard School of Law, Indigenous Law Students’ Association

Q&A: Brendon Easton, Allard School of Law, Indigenous Law Students’ Association

The Peter Allard School of Law’s Indigenous Studies Legal Program recently began offering a Cultural Competency certificate. We had the good fortune of connecting with JD Candidate Brendan Easton, who has been working with the law school to introduce this program.

Whose 150? Aboriginal Un-History Month exhibition highlights Indigenous work at the university

Whose 150? Aboriginal Un-History Month exhibition highlights Indigenous work at the university

The Aboriginal Un-History Month exhibition brought together Indigenous work, resources and collaborations from across campus.

Time and Place at UBC Project Update

Time and Place at UBC Project Update

Since we launched the project to include Musqueam history as a prominent aspect of the online resource Time and Place at UBC last summer, we were blessed by the opportunities to work with two UBC students of Musqueam descent – Sara Louie and Mathew Andreatta.

NAISA Lunch & Learn explores Indigenous Initiatives

NAISA Lunch & Learn explores Indigenous Initiatives

From June 22 to 24, UBC co-hosted the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) 9th annual conference.

Integrating Indigenous knowledges in teaching: When will we be ready?

Integrating Indigenous knowledges in teaching: When will we be ready?

  On May 2 the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology held a panel discussion on integrating Indigenous content and perspectives in the classroom. The event brought together five settler scholars from departments across the university to share their experiences and to discuss, “When will we be ready?”

Student Wellbeing and Classroom Climate

Student Wellbeing and Classroom Climate

On February 8, 2017 Patty Hambler, Director of Student Wellbeing Promotions and Michael Lee, Senior Instructor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy co-faciliated a Classroom Climate workshop titled “Supporting the Student as a Whole Person: Exploring Connections Between Instructional Practices, Learning, and Wellbeing.”

TLEF Project Update: “Mapping Out Relations”