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Sessions sur l’éducation


Benoit Dionne, University of Ottawa

Online teaching... from now on


Coming soon


Darja Barr, University of Manitoba

Emily Mckinnon, University of Manitoba

Friday June 11 | 12:30pm

Transitioning to University: Indigenous Perspectives on Post-Secondary Mathematics

Panel Discussion on Supporting Indigenous Students in their transition to University math
How can university and high school instructors, administrators, and other stakeholders help to support Indigenous students to success in first-year university mathematics courses? This transition is arguably one of the most difficult in many students’ university careers and outcomes in first year math courses may impact students’ decisions to continue in science or or science-related fields (i.e. professional health programs). In this panel we will hear from some experts in helping Indigenous students to manage this transition. We can discuss specific challenges that Indigenous students might face, as well as ways to help engage them and motivate them in first-year math courses. 
Benjamin Anderson-Sackaney (Waterloo)
Gordon Naylor (Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission)
Michelle Hogue (University of Lethbridge)
Ed Doolittle (University of Regina)
Wanbdi Wakita (University of Manitoba)

Gordon Naylor Slides

Shawn Desaulniers Slides

The Connections with Indigenous Art/Math/Story/Creating

This course will review the connection with Indigenous Art, Math, Story and Creations using the 4 r’s of Indigenous learnings.

The circles and dots within an Indigenous Art form connect with Math, story and creations, meaning the painting itself that will be created by the learners.