Sharing Relational Stories About Engagement Between Indigenous Communities and Universities: Critical Conversations Through A World Café

Date: Monday, January 26, 2015
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: UBC Longhouse, 1985 West Mall

The first in a series of events planned by the Community Engagement Working Group in the Faculty of Education, in collaboration with the UBC Community Partnership Unit, as part of the Year of Research in Education. Students, staff, and faculty from all units at UBC are welcome.

Following welcome remarks and an introduction to the process, smaller groups circulated amongst a number of tables, changing tables about every 20 minutes. Leading the conversation at each table will be community partners, faculty members, and students, who, together with table participants, will explore particular dimensions of the motivations, joys and challenges of community engagement work.

  • Table #1 – Awakening the Spirit: Revitalization of Canoeing in Musqueam
    Presenters: Shelly Johnson, Assistant Professor, UBC School of Social Work; Corinna Sparrow, Manager of Social Development, Musqueam; Andrea Lyall, First Nations Coordinator, UBC Faculty of Forestry; and Jo-ann Archibald, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, UBC Faculty of Education.
  • Table #2 – Regenerating Survivance: Intersectionalities of Traditional Ecological Knowledges, More-Than-Human Intelligences, and Education in BC and Peru
    Presenters: Peter Cole, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Education, EDCP; Pat O’Riley, Associate Professor (limited term), EDCP.
  • Table #3 -Decolonizing Knowledge
    Presenter: Sarah Ling, Aboriginal Initiatives Graduate Academic Assistant