Disability Decolonized: Keynote Presentation by Dr. Rheanna Robinson

Friday, December 1, 2023 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Disability Decolonized: Keynote Presentation by Dr. Rheanna Robinson

In observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) and Indigenous Disability Awareness Month, the Disability Inclusion Team and the Office of Indigenous Relations are honoured to co-host a keynote presentation on Indigenous perspectives on disability. 

Keynote speaker Dr. Rheanna Robinson will draw on her lived experience as a Métis woman with a disability, her work as a disability advocate, and her research as an Indigenous scholar at the University of Northern British Columbia. 

Please join in person or via live-stream.

Event Details

Date: Friday December 1, 2023 
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm 
Location: Fed Hall, University of Waterloo. 
Livestream: Zoom with live captioning 

Accessibility: The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. 

The in-person event will include ASL interpretation and live captioning  

If you have questions concerning accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact the event organizers by email, at aoda@uwaterloo.ca or by phone at 519 888-4567 ext. 40548. 

Photo of Dr. Rheanna Robinson

Dr. Rheanna Robinson

Associate Professor
University of Northern British Columbia

My name is Dr. Rheanna Robinson. Land acknowledgments are important and I would like to begin by acknowledging the territory of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation where the Prince George campus of UNBC is located and I have had the privilege to live, work, and learn for more than two decades. I am Métis and a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation. Raised in Smithers, BC, I have a long history in Northern British Columbia and have been involved with UNBC as a student, staff, faculty member, and volunteer since 1995. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in History and First Nations Studies at UNBC in 2001, a Master of Arts degree in First Nations Studies at UNBC in 2007, and completed my PhD in Educational Studies at UBC in 2016. 

I am an Indigenous scholar who is deeply committed to the discipline of First Nations Studies. I value the role of Indigenous Knowledge within institutions of higher learning and what this knowledge offers the world. My research interests include: Indigenous Disability Studies, Indigenous Education; Indigenous Theory, Methods, and Indigenous-led Community-based Research.