This reconciliation + design dialogue series is co-designed and led by UBC Civil Engineering Assistant Professor of Teaching Pam Wolf and Civil Engineering graduate student Danilo Caron.

Are you an innovative problem solver with a passion for equity and inclusion? Do you believe that reconciliation should be at the forefront of your creative process?

This exciting series is a must-attend for UBC Applied Science students from the disciplines of Engineering, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning, as well as anyone outside of the university who is interested in the intersection of reconciliation and design.

These thought-provoking dialogues are a powerful complement to decolonization curriculum, providing an interdisciplinary conversation on how to reconcile design processes with Indigenous perspectives.

The speakers are Indigenous change-makers. We amplify their voices and listen to understand. Students and faculty practice authentic, experiential learning in dialogue circles, learning to weave together these Indigenous perspectives, ways of knowing, and ways of being, with our own as designers. The breakout room facilitators are students. They will be practicing their skills leading dialogue circles.

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Upcoming Sessions

There are no upcoming sessions at this time. 

Past Sessions

Watch recordings of past sessions, featuring hard to find resources on decolonization curriculum from prominent change-makers in the community such as  Elder Albert Marshall, Cory Douglas, Colleen O’Toole and more.


In 2019, the Civil Engineering student club, student Danilo Caron, and faculty member Pamela Wolf initiated a series of dialogues with Indigenous perspectives on infrastructure design. In 2021, pandemic moved everything online, and these events grew. The Applied Science Dean’s office generously supports the larger scale of these dialogues, for which we are grateful. 

The reconciliation + design series is supported by Applied Science Dean James Olson, and Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Sheryl Staub-French.

Participants include UBC Applied Science students from the disciplines of Engineering, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning, as well as external guests. 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.


Please direct any logistics questions to edii@apsc.ubc.ca; questions about the content can be directed to danilo.caron@ubc.ca or pamwolf@civil@ubc.ca the co-designers and leaders of the series.

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