Public Talk - Cognitive Justice and Transsystemic Change: Indigenization in the Academy


OCAD U’s Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre and its Indigenous Education Speaker Series is proud to announce its first guest speaker of the year: DR. MARIE BATTISTE

 
DateThursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

fcdc@ocadu.ca

Website

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre/news-and-events.htm

Location

100 McCaul Street, Room 190

 

Presented as part of the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre’s Indigenous Education Speaker Series to facilitate respectful knowledge-sharing, this free public education talk is open to all students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.
 

DR. MARIE BATTISTE, O.C.
COGNITIVE JUSTICE AND TRANSSYSTEMIC CHANGE: INDIGENIZATION IN THE ACADEMY

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St, Room 190 (main auditorium)

Abstract:

“2015 was an auspicious, if not a heavy hitting year to universities. The Universities Canada issued their agreed upon Indigenization plan in 13 points to help universities and colleges address some common agreed upon ideas among the presidents for contributing to their concept of Indigenization. In the same year,  the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report on the survivor testimonies and historical research of the Indian Residential Schools, together with its 94 Calls to Action directed to all levels of government, business, educational, social work and medical institutions, law, media, and civil society, to address the years of ignorance, hatred, racism, violence, silence, and systemic abuse of youth and intergeneration of Indigenous peoples caught in those institutions. These two documents have since stimulated an array of activity in PSE to address layers of inequities the system and societies have generated. This talk will examine diverse assumptions and outcomes of emergent changes in the conventional postsecondary education system and offer another decolonizing analysis and experiential thinking about needed changes when transsystemic change is respected and activated. How the directives to Indigenize the academy can be taken up and mobilized from another knowledge system is a premise of this talk for which I aspire to offer some perspectives and critique of assumptions and possible thoughts for decolonizing educational institutions and their foundations.” - Dr. Marie Battiste

Dr. Battiste’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period. All are welcome.

 

Dr. Marie Battiste is Mi'kmaq from Nova Scotia’s Potlotek First Nation and was recently awarded as an Officer of the Order of Canada, 2019. She is most well-known as an author and educator with immense contributions to the field of Indigenous education and an unflinching commitment to traditional languages and knowledges. Currently a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, she holds a Master's degree from Harvard and a PhD from Stanford University.



Poster of Dr. Marie Battiste event
DateThursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

Cost

Free

Email

fcdc@ocadu.ca

Website

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre/news-and-events.htm

Location

100 McCaul Street, Room 190

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Look Inside Canada’s largest university of art and design. Bring your friends, family and supporters and take a studio tour, watch students as they work, or talk with faculty and staff. OCAD University will provide a glimpse of emerging trends, and where art and design practice is making new connections.
Call for artist submissions during Social Justice Week programming Oct 2019. Co-curators Michelle Beck and Dana Snow are seeking submissions from artists focused on climate justice, which can manifest as: imagined futures, stories concerning the earth and the tracks we leave on her, and concepts and strategies that help activate and mobilize communities.
Visit the lobby of 100 McCaul from October 21 to 25 to browse hundreds of gently-used art and design books and more! All proceeds support the library.
OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is hosting a group exhibition focusing on climate justice, opening October 21, and culminating in a panel titled “Creative action during climate crisis,” on November 1. The submission-based exhibition, co-curated by Michelle Beck and Dana Snow, focuses on the idea of a multispecies interconnectivity that makes every organism necessary to one another in their surrounding environs. Messmates are companions – in Latin “cum panis” – who share bread and rely on each other for survival. 
A workshop rooted in oral history and community collaboration, Talking Treaties artfully shares local Indigenous history and awareness.
feelSpace is seeking artworks for our inaugural online exhibition that deals with connections and relationships in digital spaces. Submissions are due on October 21st!
Interested in applying for CGS-M (SSHRC, NSERC) and/or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)? This session will provide students with further information about competitions, timelines and best practices. These are prestigious awards, and all full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Join us in the Learning Zone for grOCAD Plant Propagation Workshop
OCAD U Professor Robert Lear and Illustrator Doug Martin are putting on a show featuring their work that is being shown from October 23 - November 3, 2019.  Wed-Fri : 12 - 4:30 pm Sat-Sun: 12- 4:00 pm   
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

 

Presented as part of the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre’s Indigenous Education Speaker Series to facilitate respectful knowledge-sharing, this free public education talk is open to all students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.
 

DR. MARIE BATTISTE, O.C.
COGNITIVE JUSTICE AND TRANSSYSTEMIC CHANGE: INDIGENIZATION IN THE ACADEMY

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St, Room 190 (main auditorium)

Abstract:

“2015 was an auspicious, if not a heavy hitting year to universities. The Universities Canada issued their agreed upon Indigenization plan in 13 points to help universities and colleges address some common agreed upon ideas among the presidents for contributing to their concept of Indigenization. In the same year,  the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report on the survivor testimonies and historical research of the Indian Residential Schools, together with its 94 Calls to Action directed to all levels of government, business, educational, social work and medical institutions, law, media, and civil society, to address the years of ignorance, hatred, racism, violence, silence, and systemic abuse of youth and intergeneration of Indigenous peoples caught in those institutions. These two documents have since stimulated an array of activity in PSE to address layers of inequities the system and societies have generated. This talk will examine diverse assumptions and outcomes of emergent changes in the conventional postsecondary education system and offer another decolonizing analysis and experiential thinking about needed changes when transsystemic change is respected and activated. How the directives to Indigenize the academy can be taken up and mobilized from another knowledge system is a premise of this talk for which I aspire to offer some perspectives and critique of assumptions and possible thoughts for decolonizing educational institutions and their foundations.” - Dr. Marie Battiste

Dr. Battiste’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period. All are welcome.

 

Dr. Marie Battiste is Mi'kmaq from Nova Scotia’s Potlotek First Nation and was recently awarded as an Officer of the Order of Canada, 2019. She is most well-known as an author and educator with immense contributions to the field of Indigenous education and an unflinching commitment to traditional languages and knowledges. Currently a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, she holds a Master's degree from Harvard and a PhD from Stanford University.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 190
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre/news-and-events.htm
Email: 
fcdc@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
Poster of Dr. Marie Battiste event
Ignite Imagination - The Campaign for OCAD U

Please be advised that OCAD U hosted events may be documented through photographs and video. These images may be used by the University for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes. By participating in our events, both on campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD University to document and use your image and likeness. However, if you do not want us to use a photo or video of you or your child, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event. You’re also welcome to get in touch with OCAD University’s Marketing & Communications office: communications@ocadu.ca.

Be mindful of those in our community who have scent sensitivities; please help OCAD U maintain a healthy, scent-free campus.