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.
- 11:30am / Doors open
- 11:40am / Lunch served
- 12:00-1:30pm / Formal program
- Words of Welcome: Kathy Kinloch (BCIT President), Mike Hurley (Mayor, Burnaby)
- Indigenous Frameworks: Professor Andrew Judge
- Story telling by Diversity Circles 8×8 participants
- Round table sharing
- 1:30-2:00pm / Participatory space: Visit information tables and talk with colleagues, artists, and guests!
Professor Andrew Judge, who helped build the Diversity Circles framework at its founding, has led Indigenous Studies programs at Fanshawe College, Western University, College of the Rockies, First Nations Technical Institute, and currently leads the programs at Conestoga College. Judge founded the Indigenous Collective and he founded and leads the Minjimendan Indigenous foods garden project, an ongoing initiative at RARE Charitable Research Land Reserve to restore awareness of Indigenous land-based practices. In Judge’s own words: “I am dedicated to my ancestral Indigenous knowledge as a member of the Anishinaabek nation. Both my Celtic and Anishinaabek roots give me great strength to face the world through Ancestral eyes. Giving thanks each day to the great mystery, to the ancestors, and to my Elder guides has enabled me wisdom to awaken the spirit of thousands of students. Each of whom has been my teacher…
Aho! Miigwetch Gzhie Manido, Miigwetch Mino-Bimaadiziwin”
Lunch will be provided provided and ASL interpretation provided by request. Please contact us with any accommodation needs.
Open to BCIT employees and students.