|Title||Earth Science Experiential and Indigenous Learning (EaSEIL)|
The EaSEIL project aims to create space for collaborative reflection among students, instructors, staff, and community members to reimagine, develop, and transform field-based experiential learning across multiple programs, departments and Faculties at UBC. The focus of transformation is on three foundational pillars: increased opportunities for interdisciplinary education; the respectful integration of Indigenous Knowledge, histories, and ways of knowing into course content; and an increase in accessibility and inclusion through the development of online field-based learning options.
Specifically, EaSEIL will: (1) engage UBC students and faculty in a formalized interdisciplinary community of practice that fosters professional development in these areas, produces common tools, and supports the creation of new/enhanced/expanded opportunities for field-based interdisciplinary experiential learning in courses for hundreds of students each year; and (2) identify and build partnership models/pathways for Indigenous community engagement and the incorporation of Indigenous Knowledge, histories, and ways of knowing into UBC courses.
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2022/2023|
|Year 1: Project Type||Large TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Laura Lukes|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||120,779|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Laura Lukes, Assistant Professor, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), Faculty of Science
Roger Beckie, Professor, EOAS, Faculty of Science
Sandra Fox, Indigenous Community Liaison, Office of Research Services, UBC Okanagan