Tuesday, June 4, 2019
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.
This joint CASIE/CSSHE special panel explores academic leadership in Indigenization. This panel includes speakers from diverse backgrounds working in leadership roles in post-secondary institutions in Canada. The panel will focus on the question, “How do you use your role to work for a decolonized university?” Given the contemporary emphases placed on Indigenization and Reconciliation discourses, this panel brings speakers to consider decolonizing work from a leadership perspective in the university. The complexity of institutional politics and practices can provide obstacles for meaningful change. Congress attendees will benefit from hearing how these leaders navigate complexity in order to advocate for decolonization in their own contexts.
The co-host for this event is: Canadian Association for Studies in Indigenous Education (CASIE)
- Michelle Pidgeon (Mi’kmaq), Associate Professor and Director, Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy, Simon Fraser University
- Ian Cull, Associate Vice President, UBC Okanagan
- Renae Watchman (Navajo) and Kit Dobson, Co-Directors, Office of Academic Indigenization, Mount Royal University