IN/Relation: Educational Resources for International Students Learning Indigenous Contexts and Histories at UBC

TitleIN/Relation: Educational Resources for International Students Learning Indigenous Contexts and Histories at UBC
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2018
Project Summary

Faculty, TAs, and staff in diverse academic and support units have identified an interest and need for educational resources to introduce international students at UBC to learning about Indigenous topics, histories, and relationships. Such resources would support key university goals to improve student learning and experience, increase capacity for Indigenous engagement, and develop intercultural understanding and respect. This project draws upon community consultations and research on UBC international students’ prior knowledge and learning needs about Canada’s Indigenous histories and contemporary relationships to develop flexible curriculum materials to support and encourage international students, and those who deliver educational programs for them, to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as guests on Musqueam lands while studying, and beyond their studies, at UBC. Deliverables include a series of flexible and blended learning modules with accompanying support materials and feedback tools to facilitate responsible delivery of the learning content across different communities.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorDaniel Justice
Year 1: Funded Amount36,171
Year 1: Team Members

Daniel Justice, Professor, English / First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts
Janey Lew, Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Jola Lekich, Program Director, Global Campus Initiatives
Sheryl Lightfoot, Associate Professor / Acting Chair, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts
Katja Thieme, Instructor, Arts Studies in Research and Writing, English, Vantage College
Evan Mauro, 12-month Lecturer and Stream Leader, Coordinated Arts Program
David Gaertner, Instructor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorDaniel Justice
Year 2: Funded Amount13,829
Year 2: Team Members

Daniel Heath Justice, Professor, English / First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts
Janey Lew, Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Jola Lekich, Program Director, Global Campus Initiatives
Evan Mauro, Lecturer and Stream Leader, Coordinated Arts Program, Faculty of Arts
David Gaertner, Instructor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts
Katja Thieme, Instructor, Arts Studies in Research and Writing, English, Faculty of Arts and Vantage College
Jennifer Walsh Marr, Lecturer, Academic English Program, Vantage College
Sheryl Lightfoot, Associate Professor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Political Science, Faculty of Arts