UBC Applied Science has presented the following Indigenous Engagement-related events. Browse each event information page to learn more and to watch the recordings.
This is a celebration of the official launch of Weaving Relations, a course exploring Indigenous histories, people, and contexts, as well as settler colonialism in Canada, developed by the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
Join us for a discussion led by Miriam Berndt. In August 2022, Miriam launched her practice “Land-Based Art+Design”. She seeks to uncover land-based stories to inform design expressions and innovations that confront the colonial paradigm and promote a regenerative future.
This session is led by Wanda Rockthunder. Wanda is a Nêhiyaw Iskwêw (Cree Woman) with Treaty Status from Treaty 4 Territory and a registered band member of Piapot Cree Nation (under the Indian Act). Wanda has spent a lifetime learning, and her academic background is in philosophy, education, business, and Indigenous ways of knowing.
This discussion is led by Colleen O'Toole. Colleen has worked with Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. since 2008, after completing a degree in Environmental Engineering. She loves to bring together multi-disciplinary teams to support development of designs guided by local knowledge holders and reflecting community culture, tradition, and values.
Kyle Monkman leads the conversation. Kyle was born and raised in the Red River Valley of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has Métis and Ukrainian ancestry. He is completing his Ph.D thesis in the department of physics. Kyle speaks about his activist roles, and the importance of looking to our Indigenous leaders.
Join us for an intergenerational march to commemorate Orange Shirt Day. The march is intergenerational, and aims to be educational and supportive to the Indigenous community on campus and beyond.
This series is co-designed and led by UBC Civil Engineering Assistant Professor of Teaching Pam Wolf and Civil Engineering graduate student Danilo Caron. Applied science invites anyone who reflects on reconciling their design processes to join the conversation.
In June 2022, UBC’s Applied Science's EDI.I Office presented a National Indigenous History Month event. This thought-provoking virtual panel featured discussion surrounding Indigenous resilience, strength, and self-determination in health care, resource extraction, mining, and the environment.
In this session, Cory Douglas communicates the cultural history of Canada along with the development of design strategies through decolonization. He is a Squamish Nation member with Haida and Tsimshian ancestry, and he brings over 25 years of local experience in art and architectural design.
Nalaine Morin is a nationally recognized professional who has managed environmental reviews of several large resource development projects on behalf of Indigenous Peoples. In this discussion, Nalaine bridges cultural understanding by drawing connections between Indigenous traditional knowledge and western science.
Join us for the second dialogue of the Reconciliation + Design Series. These dialogues are a scaled Indigenization complement to decolonization curriculum. Applied science invites anyone who reflects on reconciling their design processes to join the conversation. This is an interdisciplinary conversation on reconciliation and design.
Join us for the first dialogue of the Reconciliation + Design Series: Truth. These dialogues are a scaled Indigenization complement to decolonization curriculum. Applied science invites anyone who reflects on reconciling their design processes to join the conversation. This is an interdisciplinary conversation on reconciliation and design.
On Thursday September 30, 2021 the Faculty of Applied Science, along with Land and Food Systems, Forestry and Science hosted an Intergenerational March to commemorate Orange Shirt Day.