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Professor Susan Dion awarded 2021 F.E.L. Priestly Prize

Professor Susan Dion awarded 2021 F.E.L. Priestly Prize

Congratulations to Faculty of Education Professor and Associate Vice-President Indigenous initiatives Susan Dion (York University) and Jane Griffith (Ryerson University), on being awarded the prestigious 2021 F.E.L. Priestly Prize for their article “Narratives of Place and Relationship: Bev Sellar’s Memoir They Called Me Number One”. The award was presented by the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE).

The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

As we move towards Sept. 30, many schools and universities will be talking about observing the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. When it comes to all of our institutions — and educational institutions in particular — it’s critical to move far beyond a single day of remembrance.

Meet a Grad Student: Ixchel Bennett

Meet a Grad Student: Ixchel Bennett

This month’s "Meet a Grad Student" profile features Ixchel Bennett, a 2nd year student in the Indigenous Education PhD Cohort. Ixchel is interested in Indigenous teacher education programs that support communities in obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree and becoming OCT (Ontario College of Teachers) certified.

Waaban Indigenous Education Practicum: Learning Together

Waaban Indigenous Education Practicum: Learning Together

Waaban is an Anishinabe (Ojibwa) word meaning it is tomorrow. It signifies commitment to a holistic program of teaching and learning that acknowledges the impacts of colonialism, and draws on the wisdom of ancestral teachings and contemporary leaders to put Indigenous futures into Indigenous hands. Waaban Indigenous Teacher Education includes attention to contemporary urban, rural and reserve perspectives and teachings from a diversity of nations. Students are introduced to cultural and community resources and have opportunities to learn from and with Indigenous educators.