Indigenous Learning Pathways (ILP) is a multi-module online training program currently in development and is being led in collaboration between CTLT Indigenous Initiatives and the Orientations & Onboarding program in Central HR. With a carefully curated spotlight of in-person and online resources for Indigenous-focused learning already available at UBC, ILP is designed for staff and faculty to become more engaged with Indigenous knowledges and perspectives. The focus is to invite staff and faculty to experience, explore, and engage with these resources and help them along their journey of meaningfully integrating Indigenous knowledges and perspectives into their work at UBC.
The ILP team has also worked with numerous partners across UBC including the Museum of Anthropology, First Nations House of Learning, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, Belkin Art Gallery, and others, to gather a variety of additional photo and video content including virtual tours, recorded dialogues, and interviews. Engaging with project partners and collaborators in ways that are respectful, relational, and reciprocal are at the heart of the ILP project.
This project is being developed following the introduction of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan in 2020, specifically in response to Goal 7, Actions 33 and 34. These actions propose creating Indigenous-focused professional development training for staff and faculty that will foster safe and inclusive workspaces and classrooms, and to deliver Indigenous-focused professional development training to all staff and faculty within their first year of employment at UBC.
Indigenous Learning Pathways is set to launch early 2024.
For more information, contact:
Kyle Shaughnessy, Strategic Lead firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Miedzwiecki, Instructional Designer email@example.com
Nick Yee, Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Excited to explore what learning experiences Indigenous Learning Pathways will have to offer? Take a 3D virtual tour of the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the First Nations Longhouse and learn the rich history of the carvings that empower this space. This Matterport tour is just one example of some of the additional resources we’re collaborating on with partners across campus.
Thanks to: UBC First Nations House of Learning
Credit: UBC Studios