Aboriginal Initiatives

Confronting uncomfortable conversations in the classroom: the pedagogy of emotion

Confronting uncomfortable conversations in the classroom: the pedagogy of emotion

According to Jude Walker and Shayna Hornstein, “catching yourself” during a moment of high emotion involves a practice of awareness and attunement to our own body’s reaction to the situation

Campus Climate and Sexual Violence on Campus

Campus Climate and Sexual Violence on Campus

How do we begin to address those contexts in how and what we teach? How do the events, policies, and institutional changes on our university campus affect our learners and the work we do in our classrooms?

Congrats! Time and Place at UBC receives TLEF grant.

Time and Place at UBC receives TLEF project grant!

We are pleased to announce that Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations has received a TLEF (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund) project grant. The grant will enable the project to enter an exciting and meaningful phase of development with the creation of a new timeline row that presents the history of the […]

Workshop explores ways of supporting Indigenous students at UBC

Workshop explores ways of supporting Indigenous students at UBC

Karlene Harvey, Academic Advisor at Aboriginal Student Affairs in the Faculty of Arts, led a workshop on the ways to support aboriginal students at UBC and beyond.

The classroom as a space of feeling: pedagogical challenges and opportunities

Faculty Profile: Dr. John Paul Catungal

Aboriginal Initiatives’ works closely in partnership with Faculty Advisory and Musqueam Advisory groups to guide and co-deliver our programming. We are fortunate to partner with community members, faculty members, and graduate students who lend their expertise and experiences to facilitating our sessions. We’d like to introduce you to some of the people we work with through a […]

FNIS major and Aboriginal Initiatives Practicum Student Rebecca Doughty

Introducing…Aboriginal Initiatives Practicum Student Rebecca Doughty!

The Aboriginal Initiatives Team is excited to once again be partnering with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program to host a research practicum student. Fourth-year FNIS major, Rebecca Doughty, has been working since the fall with Aboriginal Initiatives on a “reboot” of What I Learned In Class Today. This spring, Rebecca will be conducting interviews […]

Amy Perreault and Hanae Tsukada with POD Conference Colleagues, San Francisco, CA, USA (Nov 4-8, 2015)

Classroom Climate Hits the Road!

Aboriginal Initiatives Strategist, Amy Perreault, and Classroom Climate and Educational Resource Developer, Hanae Tsukada recently returned from San Fransisco, California, where they shared their work on Classroom Climate at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education conference, November 4-8, 2015. POD is a forty-year old, globally recognized professional organization serving faculty developers in […]

Taking Classroom Climate Online, CTLT Winter Institute session, Dec 9th, 9:30-11:30AM

Taking Classroom Climate Online

Register now for Taking Classroom Climate Online, a faculty roundtable and discussion on how to address issues of identity in online and blended learning environments, considerations of place and location when using digital technologies, and articulating cyberspace in the context of Indigenous studies.

Classroom Climate Series Engages UBC with Aboriginal Topics

Classroom Climate Series Engages UBC with Aboriginal Topics

As part of the yearlong Classroom Climate series, CTLT Aboriginal Initiatives hosted three workshops in fall 2015.