Thursday, January 29, 2015


The Delta School District has invited everyone participating in the UBC MOOC called Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education to join them in a MOOC club.  It's not too late to register for the course, and definitely not too late to join the MOOC club.

For more information contact

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Call for submissions

Aboriginal Education in BC

Dr. Jan Hare and Dr. Jo-ann Archibald of the UBC Faculty of Education are co-editors of a forthcoming book, "Celebrating k-12 Aboriginal Education in British Columbia: Successes in Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Policy."  They invite proposal submissions (500 words max.) that address Aboriginal Education K-12 teaching exemplars, policy demonstrations, essays, and visual representations of success through experiences and/or research.

Submission deadline: Monday, February 16

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pro-D event at UBC

Engaging with the Museum of Anthropology: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city
Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

The Museum of Anthropology is a resource for instructors across campus. It provides a rich venue for discussion of many complex issues students struggle with understanding particularly in terms of diversity and cultural differences.

The exhibition, c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city focuses on the Musqueam village of c̓əsnaʔəm, occupied for over 4,000 years. Opening on January 25th,c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city demonstrates Musqueam’s continuous connection to their territory, despite the many changes to the land. It invites students and instructors to engage with Musqueam identity and worldview, through language, oral history, and the community’s recent actions to protect c̓əsnaʔəm.

During this session we will:
  • Introduce the exhibit and the complexities of Aboriginal representation in a Museum environment.
  • Discuss different approaches instructors could take to prepare students to use this exhibit in their classrooms.
  • Demonstrate online resources to assist students to engage with the museum and the exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.

Hanae Tsukada, PhD
Classroom Climate and Educational Resource Developer

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
University of British Columbia               
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall
Musqueam Territory, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z1

September 18, 2013 was the Observance of Opening of the West Coast National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Continue to learn more at