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Tuesday, June 20, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Polishing the Eagle Feather

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a ceremony to renew our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation throughout the Faculty of Health.  

Our signature commitment is one of several initiatives the Faculty will be undertaking in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada findings and calls to actions. Light refreshments will be served in the Expansion building after the ceremony.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Film Screening of Soop on Wheels + Q and A with Film Maker Dr. Sandy Greer

In recognition of Indigenous Disabilities Awareness Month we will be screening Dr. Sandy Greer’s documentary Soop on Wheels featuring Everette Soop. This is a truth-telling and moving story of a First Nations man living with a disability and being an authentically Indigenous man in the late 80’s and early 90’s. His work as a cartoonist, journalist and activist has since been widely recognized. We are thrilled to host Dr. Sandy Greer for Q and A session following.

Location to be announced

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. 

Monday, January 15, 2024 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Indigenous Student Listening Session 1 (New Peer Mentorship Program)

We need your voice and input in the creation of the new Faculty-Based Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program. With your help we will be able to create a Mentorship Program that will help ease the transition of Indigenous Students into Post-Secondary.

We will be hosting listening sessions to give you the opportunity to voice your ideas in what the program needs, how we should implement it, and what the best form of training is.

Indigenous Student Listening Session #1


When: Monday, January 15, 2024 | 12:30pm to 2:00 pm 

Where: Indigenous Relations Office, 4201 East Campus 5   

Pizza will be provided, please register here to confirm your attendance for this session. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Indigenous Student Listening Session 2 (New Peer Mentorship Program)

We need your voice and input in the creation of the new Faculty-Based Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program. With your help we will be able to create a Mentorship Program that will help ease the transition of Indigenous Students into Post-Secondary.

We will be hosting listening sessions to give you the opportunity to voice your ideas in what the program needs, how we should implement it, and what the best form of training is.

See below for the dates and times of the student listening sessions. Pizza will be provided for in-person sessions, please register so we have the numbers for ordering!

Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Indigenous Student Listening Session 3 (New Peer Mentorship Program)

We need your voice and input in the creation of the new Faculty-Based Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program. With your help we will be able to create a Mentorship Program that will help ease the transition of Indigenous Students into Post-Secondary.

We will be hosting listening sessions to give you the opportunity to voice your ideas in what the program needs, how we should implement it, and what the best form of training is.

Monday, January 22, 2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

You Don't Know What You Don't Know | Part 1

Part 1 of this three-part workshop that journeys through First Nations, Inuit, and Metis relations with settlers. As the title indicates, you don't know, what you don't know so everyone is welcome. You will be introduced to the concept of Miskasowin (wholistic self-evaluation) that will define content, context, and relationship promoting further action, accountability, and responsibilities as a treaty person in this land now known as Canada.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

You Don't Know What You Don't Know | Part 2

Part 2 of this three-part workshop that journeys through First Nations, Inuit, and Metis relations with settlers. As the title indicates, you don't know, what you don't know so everyone is welcome. You will be introduced to the concept of Miskasowin (wholistic self-evaluation) that will define content, context, and relationship promoting further action, accountability, and responsibilities as a treaty person in this land now known as Canada.

Monday, March 4, 2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

You Don't Know What You Don't Know | Part 3

Part 3 of this three-part workshop that journeys through First Nations, Inuit, and Metis relations with settlers. As the title indicates, you don't know, what you don't know so everyone is welcome. You will be introduced to the concept of Miskasowin (wholistic self-evaluation) that will define content, context, and relationship promoting further action, accountability, and responsibilities as a treaty person in this land now known as Canada.