Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives
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Amy is the Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at the University of British Columbia on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. She works with staff, faculty groups, training programs for teaching assistants, new faculty, and administrators, to support the development of a higher standard of professionalism in conducting discussions of Indigenous and other contentious social issues in curricular settings. Amy is a co-developer and researcher for the educational resource What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom and manages the development of Indigenous Foundations. Work on these projects, as well as her own experience as an Indigenous student at UBC, clearly identify the complexities and challenges of classroom conversations involving contentious cross-cultural discussions, and in specific discourse around Indigenous curriculum.
Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives
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Janey joined CTLT’s Indigenous Initiatives team in August 2015 and is grateful to have learned, worked, and taught at UBC on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam people since 1996. As Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives, Janey supports faculty engagement and professional development on topics related to intersectional differences, social justice, and critical Indigenous studies in teaching and learning. Janey brings over 15 years experience as a facilitator in a variety of community and educational settings, and is completing her PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining CTLT, Janey taught courses in the Asian American Studies Program at UC Berkeley, the English departments at Capilano University and Douglas College, and the First Nations Studies Programs at SFU and UBC.
Educational Consultant, Classroom and Campus Climate
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The unceded, ancestral, and traditional land of the Musqueam people is where Erin lives, works, and plays. She is a Korean settler that grew up and moved from the territory of Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabeg peoples. Erin supports and leads UBC teaching and learning community’s professional and capacity development in creating classroom climate that is supportive to teaching and learning. She provides consultation, process design, facilitation, programming, and resource development services to the UBC community focused on classroom climate, specifically related to Indigeneity, and other politically and culturally sensitive issues. Erin completed her Masters in Education at UBC, where her research focused on Korean Canadian immigrant narratives and understandings of identity.
Student Project Assistant, Indigenous Initiatives
Hello. My name is Andrea and I am a fourth-year student in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at UBC. My interest in learning about Indigeneity was sparked with one word: unceded. Since then I have had the unique privilege of connecting with the Musqueam community, on whose territory UBC Vancouver rests, through the Musqueam 101 program. When I am not volunteering my time for different causes or questioning my privilege and positionality in the world, you can find me curled up on the sofa with some tea and knitting, whilst reading a good book. I am passionate about listening to people’s stories and learning from their lived and shared experiences.
Graduate Academic Assistant, Indigenous Initiatives
Liz Otero is a current MLIS student at the iSchool, and is joining Indigenous Initiatives to work on the Indigenous/International student project. Originally from Denver, Colorado, she completed her BA at Sarah Lawrence College and has worked as a grant writer, fundraiser, data analyst, and occasional knitter-for-hire. Liz currently lives in East Vancouver, and is always interested in conversations; especially those regarding politics, punk rock, DIY sustainability, art, and linked data.