This event is open to all interested community members, including VIU faculty, staff and students.
This speaker’s series is held by Services for Aboriginal Students at Vancouver Island University and sponsored by various VIU departments. These talks are Tuesday over the lunch hour once a month in Shq’apthut – A Gathering Place and provide the opportunity for students, staff, faculty and community to expand their experience and awareness in current Indigenous topics and various aspects of Aboriginal Ways of Being and Knowing.
Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month - February to April 2017
Time: 11:30 to 1:00 ... Soup served at 11:30, presentation at Noon
Place: VIU Nanaimo Campus, Bldg. 170 - Shq’apthut- A Gathering Place Link to Campus Map
February 14, 2017 – Dr. Roy Janisch, Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies
Dr. Janisch presents his research, examining the restorative justice framework from a provincial, city, community and Indigenous, First Nations perspective, attempting to determine how “justice” is best delivered in the community.
Sponsored by Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology
March 14, 2017 – Shawn Atleo, Shqwi qwal for Indigenous Dialogue
“150th Birthday and the Next 150 Years”
Sponsored by Arts and Humanities
April 11, 2017 – Sharon Hobenshield,
“Haq wil la hlo is sim: Walk Slowly on the Breath of your Ancestors: An Examination of Gift Giving within Post-Secondary Education”
Sponsored by the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning