Virtual event part of ongoing speaker series on systemic racism
What: Indigenous Perspectives: Science and Systemic Racism
Who: Indigenous leaders, thinkers and UBC Okanagan researchers
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Virtual event on Zoom. Register here.
Over the past several months, UBC’s Okanagan campus has been hosting bold discussions on systemic racism in academia through the Provost’s Speaker Series on System Racism and in support of UBC President Santa Ono’s commitment for UBC to address racism and injustice.
The next event in the series takes place on January 20 at 1:30 p.m. and will focus on Indigenous perspectives on science and systemic racism. The public webinar includes Elder Albert Marshall from the Mi’kmaw Nation, the leading thinker who coined the term Two-Eyed Seeing / Etuaptmumk as a guiding principle for collaborative work. He will be joined by Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy at UBC Okanagan and Aaron Prosper, a young scholar playing a leading role in the Mi’kmaw Nation Cancer Care Strategy in Nova Scotia.
Panellists will lead the discussion, which will be followed by a moderated Q&A. Advance registration is required to join this free virtual event. For full details and to register visit: provost.ok.ubc.ca/addressing-systemic-racism-indigenous-perspectives
This is the second webinar in a three-part series focused on science and systemic racism. The third and final webinar exploring the views of Black scientists takes place in the spring.
To learn more about the Provost’s Speaker Series on System Racism visit: ok.ubc.ca/festival-of-ideas/science-and-systemic-racism
President Santa Ono’s commitment for UBC to address racism and injustice both within the university and beyond can be found at: president.ubc.ca/strategic-initiatives-2/together-against-racism-and-injustice
About UBC's Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning founded in 2005 in partnership with local Indigenous peoples, the Syilx Okanagan Nation, in whose territory the campus resides. As part of UBC—ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities—the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world in British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley.
To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca