Guest Lecture: Indigenous Maths, Global Math, and Indigenizing Mathematics with Dr. Edward DoolittleExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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The Faculty of Mathematics is pleased to host a special guest lecture by Dr. Edward Doolittle, an expert in the Indigenization of Mathematics. He will be sharing his expertise during a lecture on November 9, 2022, from 2 to 3 p.m. in DC 1302.

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This lecture will be hosted in person and virtually through a live stream. Please see the registration page for more details. 

Abstract

Current Truth and Reconciliation efforts around mathematics generally begin at the wrong place, with the nearly universal and conventional mathematics (Global Math) commonly taught in schools and universities.  To truly succeed in Reconciliation, we must begin with Indigenous Maths, with Creation even, and we must carefully and critically explore the relationships between the many Indigenous Maths, the one Global math, and Indigenizing mathematics.

Biography

Edward Doolittle is Kanyen’kehake (Flint Nation, Mohawk) from Six Nations in southern Ontario.  He earned a PhD in pure mathematics (partial differential equations) from the University of Toronto in 1997.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematics at First Nations University of Canada and at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Cost 
FREE
Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
DC-1302
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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