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

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