Exploring Reconciliation in Teaching and Learning at UBC

Event Date & Time

  • August 20, 2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) final report and Calls to Action were published in 2015, but conversations about taking action on reconciliation in teaching and learning are ongoing. Would you like to develop your own awareness about the TRC and how this relates to teaching and learning at UBC? Perhaps you been thinking about how to approach topics related to reconciliation in your teaching this academic year, and are looking a place to start and supportive community with which to consider these questions. Are you interested in exploring what taking action might look like and how to support your students to think critically about these topics and their roles as learners? While the focus in education post-TRC has been on residential schools, this topic itself is connected to complex histories and policies, not to mention that learning surrounding Indigenous histories, cultures, law, and languages cannot be reduced to one topic alone. Do you want to learn more about resources available at UBC to support your efforts to integrate Indigenous topics and conversations on reconciliation in a meaningful way into your classroom? Join us for a facilitated conversation and interactive workshop to explore these questions and learn more about Indigenous Initiatives programming, consultation services, strategic initiatives, and resources.

The goals of this session are:
· Explore questions on the TRC and Calls to Action
· Strategize ways to address place, positionality, classroom climate, and Indigenous perspectives and contexts in your teaching, classroom, or practice
· Increase awareness on teaching and learning resources available on campus, Indigenous Initiatives programming and CTLT’s services

This event is part of our CTLT Summer Institute. For more Institute events, please click here.


Janey Lew, Educational Consultant, Inigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Audrey Sargent, Experienced Consultant and Educator. She has worked as a consultant and educator teaching in various capacities for more than 15 years. With a passion for exploring ways to integrate Indigenous culture and education into the k-12 curriculum as well as an interest in supporting educators, Ms. Sargent has recently piloted a project/lesson on ‘perspective taking’ with a grade 5/6 class in collaboration with Drew Ann Wake, Live Wires Design. The project was based on the historic Berger inquiry with Drew Ann’s project, Thunder in Our Voices.


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.