Indigenous Students Pathways Symposium | February 8, 2020

Indigenous Students Pathways Symposium | February 8, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to attend an all-day symposium on Indigenous Students Pathways. The symposium is the culmination and a celebration of two years of work undertaken at OCAD U and funded by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) to develop a framework for enhancing the mobility of Indigenous learners into postsecondary education and art and design education in particular.

One important component of this work has been the creation of OCAD U’s Indigenous Learning Outcomes, which are being used to guide the development of Indigenous curriculum, but also, within the context of the framework, can be used by postsecondary institutions as a set of principles to assess their readiness to bring in, support and enhance the experiences of Indigenous learners.

Please see the information below, including the symposium agenda. Attendance is free of charge and meals are included with registration.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Indigenous Students Pathways Symposium

Honouring Indigenous Knowledges: Creating Pathways Through Art and Design Education

A one-day symposium hosted by OCAD University

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020  |  9:15 am – 7:00 pm
100 McCaul St, Room 190 (main auditorium)
With a special film-screening of Fire Song (directed by Adam Garnet Jones) on Friday, February 7th.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE

OCAD University in Toronto invites you to join us for the one-day symposium Honouring Indigenous Knowledges: Creating Pathways Through Art and Design Education. The symposium is a presentation of research, relationships and knowledge gained from a two-year project funded by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT), the goals of which are to enhance the access and mobility of Indigenous learners into art and design post-secondary education. The project proved to be a rich and enlightening learning experience for the OCAD U community as Indigenous educators, Elders and community members generously shared their wisdom and insights.

The symposium will be held on Saturday, February 8th, a day of learning, sharing and celebrating our insights with each other, culminating in a ceremony introducing a working set of Indigenous Learning Outcomes in Art & Design and a celebratory feast. It will open the evening before with a screening of the film Fire Song, written and directed by two-spirit Cree/Métis/Danish filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones, who will be in attendance for discussion after the screening.

Attendance, including breakfast, lunch and a celebratory feast, are free! Please register to participate in the complimentary meals.

Symposium Agenda

All sessions will be held in the main auditorium (Rm 190) of OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th
6:30 pm -9:00 pm Film Screening: Fire Song, by Cree/Métis/Danish filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones, with Q&A to follow
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8th
9:15 am -10:00 am Meet & Greet, with breakfast
10:00 am -10:30 am Remarks from Dr. Caroline Langill, Vice-President, Academic and Provost, OCAD University
Opening and Land Acknowledgement by Elder Ralph Johnson
10:30 am -12:00 pm Keynote Performance by Unity women’s hand drum, with Q&A to follow
12:00 pm -1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -1:45 pm Presentation of the Indigenous Students’ Pathways Project: Enhancing the Mobility of Indigenous Learners into Art and Design Education
2:00 pm -3:45 pm Panel Discussion in response, with:

S. Brenda Small, Vice-President, Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning, Confederation College and Project Advisor

Susan Blight, Delaney Chair of Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD University
Dr. Mike DeGagné, President and Vice-Chancellor, Nipissing University
Dr. Glen Lowry, Executive Director & Advisor to Provost, Partnerships, Outreach & Research, OCAD University

4:00 pm -5:00 pm Ceremony by Elder Ralph Johnson
5:00 pm -7:00 pm Feast

 

For more information: https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/indigenous-students-pathways-symposium

Indigenous Students Pathways Symposium | OCAD UNIVERSITY

OCAD University in Toronto invites you to join us for the one-day symposium “Honouring Indigenous Knowledges: Creating Pathways Through Art and Design Education.” The symposium is a presentation of research, relationships and knowledge gained from a two-year project funded by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT), the goals of which are to enhance the access and mobility of …

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