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Friday, November 12 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
806: Amplifying Indigenous Voices in STEM

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Organized by: Public Services and Procurement Canada – Laboratories Canada 

Systemic barriers, past and present, continue to hinder progress towards inclusivity of First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation knowledge and ways of knowing. These barriers are physical, operational, and cultural. This session will help us explore how Indigenous voices in STEM may be amplified by talking with Indigenous leaders of change. The panelists have been walking the path of reconciliation by leading transformative change, bringing First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation perspectives to their work and influencing their organisations and institutions. This panel will share their recent experiences and thoughts on how Indigenous Peoples and allies can support First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation inclusion in science by creating cultural safety through physical and interpersonal spaces.

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David Fortin

member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Indigenous Task Force
Dr. Fortin was the first Indigenous person to direct a school of architecture in Canada – the McEwan School of Architecture at Laurentian University -  and was co-curator, with Gerald McMaster, of UNCEDED: Voices of the Land, Canada’s official entry to the Venice Biennale in... Read More →
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Jaqueline Ottmann

President, First Nations University of Canada
Dr. Ottmann is a recognized international researcher, advocate, and change-maker whose purpose is to transform practices inclusive of Indigenous leadership, methodologies and pedagogies. She is driven to create schools, organizations, and communities that foster a deeper sense of... Read More →
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Dr. Emily McAuley

A/Director, Indigenous Science Liaison Office and Interdepartmental Indigenous STEM (I-STEM) Cluster, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Emily McAuley has been working to bring together 12 Government of Canada  Departments and Agencies to increase and expand support for Indigenous priorities in environmental stewardship and research through the development and implementation of the Interdepartmental Indigenous... Read More →
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Ms. Leah Creaser

Lois Vallely-Fischer Award for Democratic Student Citizenship and 3M National Student Fellowship recipient, Acadia University
Ms. Leah Creaser saw a gap in the curriculum at Acadia University, so she developed a biology lab that shares knowledge on plant identification and use from a Mi’kmaq perspective, and how western science and Mi’kmaq knowledge can work together.
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Mr. Reginald Parsons

Manager Indigenous Relations, Laboratories Canada, PSPC
Mr. Reg Parsons is working with his colleagues to bring First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation perspectives to the forefront at Laboratories Canada through an Indigenous Inclusion and Science Framework.

Friday November 12, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST