Dr. Jan Hare
Language and Literacy Education
Jan Hare is an Anishinaabe from the M’Chigeeng First Nation. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education. Her research interests include the social practices of literacy in Aboriginal families, schools and communities. She has a particular interest in Aboriginal early learning and youth issues. She is mentoring doctoral students working on Aboriginal language revitalization and Aboriginal education.
More info: http://lled.educ.ubc.ca/profiles/jan-hare/
Dr. Janice Stewart
Instructor 1 GRSJ, Chair, Undergraduate Programs and Undergraduate Advisor, GRSJ, and Chair, Critical Studies in Sexuality (CSIS)
Janice Stewart has a PhD from McGill University in English Literature. She teaches in the Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice program as well as in the Critical Studies in Sexuality program. In addition to CSIS, Janice teaches in English Department and in GRSJ. Her major fields of research are British Modernism and Critical Theory. She is currently working on a series of articles dealing with issues of sexuality, including Contagion theory, Censorship and Homosexual Panic in the trial of Radclyffe Hall; Locked in a Room of One’s Own; Querying the Quest for keys to Woolf’s Madness; Shadows in a Cracked Mirror The Spectre in The Well of Loneliness; and Totemic Subjects: Cultural Appropriations and Identificatory Practices in Emily Carr’s “Indian Stories.”Her interests include critical theory, gender theory, anti-racist work as well an interest in Modernist writers such as Virginia Woolf and Emily Carr.
More info: http://www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca/faculty2/janice-stewart/
Dr. Cash Ahenakew
Cash Ahenakew is a First Nations’ scholar whose research experience and interests focus on the areas of international indigenous studies in education, indigenous curriculum and pedagogy and indigenous health and well being. He has been a research associate in international research projects on global citizenship education, international indigenous networks, and critical intercultural education at the universities of Oulu (Finland) and Canterbury (Aotearoa/New Zealand). From 2006 to 2012 Cash lectured in the International Indigenous Studies program at the University of Calgary (Canada) on Aboriginal health & well-being; indigenous and Western methodology; and indigenous theory and practice. Cash’s doctoral dissertation, “The Effects of Historical Trauma, Community Capacity and Place of Residence on the Self-Reported Health of Canada’s Indigenous Population” interprets quantitative data through indigenous theories. Cash is Plains Cree and his family comes from Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation.
More info: http://edst.educ.ubc.ca/facultystaff/cash-ahenakew/
Dr. Peter Cole
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Dr. Cole is a member of the Douglas First Nation (Southern Stl’atl’imx) as well as having Welsh/Scottish heritage. He has considerable experience as a researcher and educator in Indigenous education, with expertise in curriculum theory, Indigenous epistemology and pedagogy, research methodology, traditional indigenous technologies, and Indigenous perspectives in environmental and sustainability education.
More info: http://edcp.educ.ubc.ca/faculty/peter-cole
Dr. Daniel Justice
FNSP Chair; Associate Professor, FNSP and English
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture
Daniel currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. He is the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History and numerous essays in the field of Indigenous literary studies, as well as co-editor of a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals, including the award-winning Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. His Indigenous epic fantasy novel, The Way of Thorn and Thunder: The Kynship Chronicles, was released in 2011 by the University of New Mexico Press. His current and forthcoming projects include a cultural history of badgers, a new fantasy novel, a critical monograph on kinship in Indigenous writing, and, with co-editor James H. Cox, the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. He is delighted to be on faculty at UBC and to be learning from and contributing to its vibrant intellectual community, as well as participating fully in the important work of the First Nations Studies Program.
More Info: http://fnsp.arts.ubc.ca/persons/daniel-justice/
Dr. Pat O’Riley
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Pat has taught at universities in Aotearoa-New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, in large urban centres, in remote northern communities and on First Nations reserves. Her teaching is shaped by feminist, critical, anti-racist, poststructural and Indigenous theory and pedagogical practices that encourage cross-cultural, transdisciplinary, and international conversations of understanding and mutual respect. Pat’s research has focused on encouraging more complex technology discourses in education by making affiliations with equity, social justice, Indigenous, other-than-human, and environmental contexts. For over a decade Pat has been conducting research with the Stl’atl’imx communities in BC to support them in their cultural regeneration and reclamation of their traditional technological knowledges. She has worked to advance these knowledges as equivalent conversations, rather than simply add-ons or alternatives to mainstream educational discourses. This research is expanding to include work with Indigenous scholars and communities in Peru, Australia, Kenya and Nepal.
As the Co-chair of the Environmental Education Caucus, Pat is the lead proponent of the proposed graduate MA/MEd and PhD in Ecologies, Technologies and Indigeneity.
Pat Is on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education and the new on-line journal, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society.
More Info: http://edcp.educ.ubc.ca/faculty/pat-oriley
Dr. Shafik Dharamsi
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Dr. Dharamsi is the UBC Faculty of Medicine CanMEDS Health Advocate Role Train-the-Trainer; and Faculty Mentor for the DPAS Community and International Service Learning Option. 2004-2007 He served as Course Director of DPAS 410/420 (Doctor, Patient & Society) – an interdisciplinary course for first and second year medical and dental students that examines critical issues in health care dealing with the social determinants of health, ethics, social accountability, global health, and population & public health. Dr. Dharamsi spent a significant part of his early career at UBC studying and developing service learning and community based dental education as a potentially viable pedagogy to support social responsibility, professionalism, and for preparing the next generation of dentists to respond to oral health disparities.
Dr. Dharamsi serves as the Associate Director of the UBC Centre for International Health, College of Health Disciplines. The mandate of CIH is to facilitate leadership, research, education and community engagement, and to build capacity for exploring, developing and implementing creative, progressive, rigorous and sustainable solutions to the problems of global health, particularly within the context of the social determinants of health. He implemented an innovative health promotion and early-childhood development initiative in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through the Aga Khan Development Network. His work has been featured on a Canadian television documentary series, The Global Villagers, which follows Canadians who work to promote peace and meet the basic needs of developing countries.
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