ABOUT THIS EVENT
Towards a Culture of Sustainability: Drawing on our strengths and stories!
Please join Institute Sustainability in partnership with Diversity Circles for a Community Celebration about building a culture of sustainability here at BCIT. This academic year, we have held a series of focus groups called 8x8s with BCIT employees from across the Institute to discuss sustainability.
Hear from participants, learn from knowledge keepers, share your ideas as we move towards a sustainable BCIT and a sustainable world.
This event has been moved to a virtual format. All attendees who RSVP’d will receive a Zoom link by Wednesday, October 28th. If you have not received your Zoom details by that date, please email Christine Pinkham.
- 12:00pm: Introduction and Territorial Acknowledgment
- 12:10pm: Opening Remarks, Kathy Kinloch, BCIT President
- 12:20pm: Plenary by Andrew Judge, Connecting mind, heart, and taking action: Indigenous Frameworks of Sustainability
- 12:40pm: Breakout Rooms, All attendees
- 1:00pm: Lightning Round, Diversity Circles Champions
- 1:20pm: Closing
Dr. Andrew Judge (Mko Mose, Bear Walker) is a tenure-track faculty at Algoma University and has taught Indigenous knowledge based courses at the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University. He is the former coordinator of Indigenous Education at Conestoga College. Dr. Judge is the co-founder of The Indigenous Collective, a platform that highlights the work of Indigenous leaders in performance and story-telling. He has received over $800,000 in SSHRC and Ontario Trillium Foundation grant funding and has given over 70 lectures on Indigenous land-practices and cosmologies.
Mkomosé (Andrew Judge, PhD)
Aho! Miigwetch Gzhie Manido, Miigwetch Mino-Bimaadiziwin”
ASL interpretation provided by request. Please contact us with any accommodation needs. Open to BCIT employees and students.