Centering Indigenous engagement in the work of wellbeing and health promotion

Monday, May 3, 2021

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May 17th, 2021

10am-12pm PST | 1-3pm EST

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Building on the first Leadership Event, the Canadian Health Promoting Campus Network,

the Universities of British Columbia, Waterloo, and McGill invite you to join them in a dialogue that will:  

  • Discuss how institutions can approach the work of the Okanagan Charter through the lens of Indigenous engagement by learning from the strengths, knowledge, and practices of Indigenous Peoples', rooted in their diverse worldviews
  • Explore ways to center Indigenous worldviews and ways of being in our understanding of wellbeing and health promotion within the higher education model
  • Share stories on how Indigenous community members in higher education are leading change in wellbeing

You will hear from a diverse group of Indigenous leaders and students from higher education, health promotion and wellbeing, and beyond, including:

  • Elder Grouse Barnes, Westbank First Nation
  • Mark Solomon, Dean of Students and Indigenous Education, Seneca College and President of CACUSS. Mark will be joined by Indigenous students from across the country to engage in a conversation circle.
  • Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, UBC Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives, Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Indigenous Affairs, Canada Research Chair of Global Indigenous Rights and Politics
  • Kathleen Leahy, Director, UBC Learning Exchange

The formal agenda will be 90 minutes, followed by an optional 30 minute breakout room for reflection and sharing with other attendees. A zoom link for the event will be emailed to all registrants a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event. 

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