Amy is the Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at the University of British Columbia on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. She works with staff, faculty groups, training programs for teaching assistants, new faculty, and administrators, to support the development of a higher standard of professionalism in conducting discussions of Indigenous and other contentious social issues in curricular settings. Amy is a co-developer and researcher for the educational resource What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom and manages the development of Indigenous Foundations. Work on these projects, as well as her own experience as an Indigenous student at UBC, clearly identify the complexities and challenges of classroom conversations involving contentious cross-cultural discussions, and in specific discourse around Indigenous curriculum.
Team (listed alphabetically)
Janey joined CTLT’s Indigenous Initiatives team in August 2015. She is grateful to have learned, worked, and taught at UBC on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam people, since 1996. As Educational Developer: Indigenous Initiatives, Janey develops and implements resources and provides consultation and support for teaching and learning, specializing in intersectional differences, social justice, and critical Indigenous studies. Janey brings over 15 years experience as a facilitator in a variety of community and educational settings, and is completing her PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Hanae Tsukada, PhD
Hanae develops resources and programs to create respectful and productive classroom environments, particularly in teaching and discussing Indigenous topics and other socially and politically sensitive issues. In collaboration with UBC community members, she has developed an online teaching and learning resource called Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations to foster awareness of historical layers of the time and place that we share at UBC on Musqueam territory today. She has a PhD in Educational Studies from UBC. Her doctoral research critically examined the intersection of the internationalization of universities and international students’ experiences in Japan.