Aboriginal Forestry Information Repository

TitleAboriginal Forestry Information Repository
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The Aboriginal Forestry Information Repository will be a Canvas-based platform that will provide easily-accessible resources to support the inclusion of more Aboriginal content in programming and research in the Faculty of Forestry. The proposed activities are informed by Faculty and student feedback derived from a survey of Faculty instructors, feedback from the Faculty’s Aboriginal Curriculum Committee, and exit interviews with Aboriginal students.

The repository will consist of three sections: 1) Instruction - Develop modules and professional development materials for Faculty instructors to implement into existing classes; 2) Research - a database of electronic resources featuring past and current projects in the Faculty, as well as guidelines for ethical research with Indigenous communities, and 3) Community - a space for cross-cultural dialogue where Aboriginal communities can access information and connect with researchers. Undergraduate and Graduate students are involved with each stage of the project.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorAlison Krahn
Year 1: Funded Amount41,326
Year 1: Team Members

Alison Krahn, Aboriginal Initiatives Coordinator, Dean's Office, Faculty of Forestry
Janette Bulkan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Forestry
Devon Campbell, Aboriginal Initiatives Program, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Theresa Craveiro, Aboriginal Initiatives Program Assistant, Undergraduate Student
Mariko Molander, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Forestry
Seraphine Munroe, MSc Student, Faculty of Forestry
Carols Ormond, Director, Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society
Sarah Parker, UBC Reference Librarian, Woodward Library
Stefania Pizzirani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Forestry
Ellen Simmons, UBC Faculty of Forestry, First Nations Council of Advisors
Taylor Wale, Aboriginal Initiatives Program Assistant, MSc Student, Faculty of Forestry

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