What I Learned in Class Today Renewed Project: Faculty Perspectives Film Panel – March 8, 2021

Event Date & Time

  • March 8, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description


The renewed What I Learned In Class Today project recently published two Faculty Perspectives videos that continue the work begun with the Students Speak video in the late 2000s. Join us for a film-screening, followed by a panel discussion with student, staff, and faculty representatives on Indigenous engagement across the University focusing on what it means to do this work with care. Dr. Dory Nason will moderate a conversation around key themes from the WILICT films including cultivating a positive classroom climate, the need for administrative change, equal distribution of labour in responding to the 2020 Indigenous Strategic Plan, and more.


  • 10:00am – 10:20am – OPTIONAL Screening of What I Learned in Class Today Renewed Project: Part 2. Please note that the screening is for participants who have not yet seen the Faculty Perspectives Film Part 2. The planning team will be opening the zoom room to screen the film. Formal programming begins at 10:30AM.
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm – Panel Discussion (formal programming begins)



  • Dr. Patricia Barkaskas, Barrister & Solicitor, Academic Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic; Associate Professor of Teaching, Peter A. Allard School of Law
    • Patricia M. Barkaskas is a Métis lawyer and educator. She is an Associate Professor of Teaching and Academic Director,Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, at the Peter A.  Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Patricia’s research and teaching focuses on the intersection of justice and law, including access to justice, clinical legal education, and decolonizing and Indigenizing law. She is particularly interested in examining the value of Indigenous pedagogies in experiential learning, clinical legal education, and skills-based legal training, and disrupting the normative violence of colonial legal education. Patricia has practiced child protection, civil, criminal, family, and prison law, and produced Gladue reports for all levels of courts in British Columbia.Faculty Profile: https://allard.ubc.ca/about-us/our-people/patricia-m-barkaskas
  • Laura Beaudry, Indigenous Councillor and Second-year Law Student
    • Laura is Métis and Cree from the Kapawe’no First Nation in Grouard, Alberta. Laura is a second-year law student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Laura graduated from UBC with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Laura holds the Indigenous seat on the AMS Council for the 2020-2021 term, and she has been a long-term advocate for students since she returned to university in 2015.
  • Dr. Tricia Logan, Head of Research and Engagement, Residential School History & Dialogue Centre; Assistant Professor UBC School of Information
    • Tricia Logan is the head of Research and Engagement at the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and is cross-appointed as an Assistant Professor at the UBC School of lnformation. Tricia is a Métis scholar with more than 20 years of experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada. She joined the Centre in January 2019, and has held roles at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Métis Centre at the National Aboriginal Health Organization, the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and the Legacy of Hope Foundation. She has a Master of Arts in Native Studies from the University of Manitoba, and completed her PhD in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her PhD is entitled Indian Residential Schools, Settler Colonialism and Their Narratives in Canadian History. Originally from Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, Tricia has worked with Survivors of residential schools, completed research on the Métis experience in residential schools, and worked with Métis communities on a Michif language revitalization project.
  • Dr. Dory Nason (moderator), Associate Professor of Teaching, Institute of Critical Indigenous Studies & The Social Justice Institute
    • Dr. Dory Nason (Anishinaabe/Chicana) is a grateful guest on Musqueam territory where she lives and teaches at the University of British Columbia in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and The Social Justice Institute. Her research and writing focuses on Indigenous women’s feminist literature and creative activism.  In 2013, she was awarded a prestigious Killam Teaching Prize in recognition of her contributions to teaching excellence at UBC. Dory co-edited the volume Tekahionwake: E. Pauline Johnson’s Writings on Native America (Broadview Press, 2016) and is currently at work on her book manuscript, Red Feminist Voices: Native Women’s Activist Literature.
  • Dr. Paige Raibmon, Professor & Graduate Advisor, Department of History
    • Paige Raibmon grew up and lives today as an uninvited guest on the unceded, ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).  She is a settler scholar, professor of history at UBC, editor of BC Studies, associate of the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University, and a former fellow of the CIFAR Successful Societies Program.  Her research is based on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Northwest Coast and engages questions united by an interest with Indigenous peoples’ endurance and resurgence in the face of settler colonialism’s historical workings and on-going implications.  She has particular interest in the digital humanities, collaborative methodology, and women’s history. She is the author of Authentic Indians (2005), and co-author with Elsie Paul and Harmony Johnson of Written as I Remember It (2014); and with Elsie Paul, Davis McKenzie, and Harmony Johnson of As I Remember It (2019) a  multi-media, open source digital book (publications.ravenspacepublishing.org/as-i-remember-it/index)
  • Adina Williams, Community Liaison, Indigenous Research Support Initiative
    • Adina Williams is the Community Liaison at the Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI) at UBC, which is located within the Office of the Vice President Research & Innovation. Adina completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at UBC in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Anthropology in May 2019. From 2018-2019, during her final year as a student, Adina worked at the CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Office as a Research Assistant on the What I Learned in Class Today reboot project. Adina is from the Squamish Nation and is also Kwakwaka’wakw descending from the ‘Namgis peoples from Alert Bay, B.C.

This event will be hosted on Zoom.