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Jamie Cidro & Angeline Nelson Colloquium

Fri. Mar. 12 12:30 PM - Fri. Mar. 12 01:20 PM
Contact: Andrea Wiebe
Location: via Zoom

Jaime Cidro, PhD
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Canada Research Chair in Health and Culture
Director, MDP Indigenous Development

Angeline Nelson
Director of Community Learning & Engagement
Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, University of Winnipeg


Universities and Indigenous Community Engagement: How Research and Community Learning Enhances Pathways to Positive Health, Social and Cultural Outcomes at the UWinnipeg

Universities have been working towards improving access to education for Indigenous people. This has taken place through actions such as the Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR), Indigenous student support services (Aboriginal Student Services Centre), and other pathway programs (Pathways to Graduate Studies and the Indigenous Summer Scholars Program). Universities have also engaged in research relationships with Indigenous people, communities and organizations to mutually support the work of the scholars and communities.

This presentation will describe the ways in which the UWinnipeg’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre engages the community and youth around Indigenous STEAM and Indigenous Knowledge systems and clears the path for Indigenous people to consider post-secondary education. Using the Indigenous Social Determinants of Health framework, this presentation will describe how the work of this centre builds healthy, strong communities. The presenters will also describe the current research underway to provide evidence of the outcomes of this “path clearing” work.


 For a zoom invitation to this event, please contact Andrea Wiebe at an.wiebe@uwinnipeg.ca.