Taking Classroom Climate Online

Event Date & Time

  • December 9, 2015
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

A faculty roundtable and discussion on how to address issues of identity in online and blended learning environments, considerations of place and location when using digital technologies, and articulating cyberspace in the context of Indigenous studies.

Facilitators: Natalie Clark, Mique’l Dangeli, David Gaertner

Mique’l Dangeli is of the Tsimshian Nation of Metlakatla, Alaska. She is a dancer, choreographer, art historian, and curator. This year Mique’l received her PhD from UBC’s Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory. She is currently a sessional instructor in that department as well as in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program.

Natalie Clark is an Instructor and Chair of Field Education in School of Social Work at UBC. Her work is informed and mobilized through her interconnected identities, including her English, Welsh and Indigenous ancestry, and as a solo parent of three Secwepemc children, an activist, counselor and academic. Natalie’s research focus is informed by Indigenous methodologies, intersectionality and critical participatory action research in the area of youth health, Indigenous health, and education. She currently holds a SSHRC examining Indigenous field education.

David Gaertner is a Limited Term Assistant Professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at UBC. He specializes in Indigenous new media and digital storytelling and is currently at work on his first book,  A Landless Territory: Theorizing Indigenous New Media and Digital Storytelling, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.