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Monday October 16th: Travelling Against the Current Part 1

October 13, 2017
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By Indigenous Directions

WHAT: Travelling Against the Current: Reflections on Indigenous Experiences in Academia

WHEN: Monday, October 16th, 5:30pm

WHERE: MB 9A, 1600 Boul. De Maisonneuve O., Concordia University

 

Travelling Against the Current: Reflections on Indigenous experiences in Academia is a panel series composed of 3 separate events that all focus on the experiences Indigenous undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members have had not only at Concordia University, but along the paths that led them to Concordia as well.

The purpose of the panel series is to provide visibility for the Indigenous community at Concordia and to share the unique obstacles we encounter in and outside of the classroom. This panel series is also to share the many ways we have found the support needed to overcome these obstacles, weather it be through the Aboriginal Resource Center, mentorship, research, or activism, etc.  This will allow other current and potential Indigenous students to become more acquainted with these support networks so that they may be better equipped as they continue travelling through academia.

You should attend this event if:

  • You are an Indigenous student at Concordia
  • You are an Indigenous student elsewhere (you will still hear information that will resonate with you)
  • You are thinking of studying at Concordia in the future
  • You are part of an organization that provides services/support to Indigenous students
  • You are interested in making Concordia a safer place for Indigenous students

 

Panel Series Schedule:

October 16th, 2017 – focus on the experiences of Indigenous undergraduate students

January 18th, 2018 – focus on the experiences Indigenous graduate students

March 29th, 2018 – focus on the experiences of Indigenous faculty members

*all events will take place at 5:30 p.m. on the 9th floor of the John Molson School of Business in conference room A (MB. 9A)

 

 

October 16th, 2017 – focus on the experiences of Indigenous undergraduate students

Undergraduate Panelists:

Lucina Gordon

Travis Mercredi

Brooke Deer

Bailey Watson

Moderated by Cherry Smiley

Lucina is from Kuujjuaq Nunavik and is in her second year in the First Peoples Studies Program

Travis is from Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories and is enrolled in the Computation Arts Program

Brooke is a Mohawk from Kahnawake and is her final year as a management student at John Molson School of Business.

Bailey is in the Human Environment program in the geography department and is a member of the Ochapowace Nation

 

And here’s the facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/375167026237800/?active_tab=about

 

 




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