This is an external event hosted by the University of Waterloo.
Building on the momentum from the first Leadership Event of the Canadian Health Promoting Campuses Network, we invite you to join us in an online event about centering Indigenous engagement in health promotion and wellbeing. This event will take place on May 17, 2021 10am-12pm PST | 1-3pm EST. At this event you will learn about:
- how institutions can approach the work of the Okanagan Charter through the lens of Indigenous engagement by learning from the strengths, knowledge, and practices of Indigenous Peoples’, rooted in their diverse worldviews,
- approaches to center Indigenous worldviews and ways of being in our understanding of wellbeing and health promotion within the higher education model,
- stories on how Indigenous community members in higher education are leading change in wellbeing
You will hear from a diverse group of Indigenous leaders and students from higher education, health promotion and wellbeing, and beyond, including:
- Elder Grouse Barnes, Westbank First Nation
- Mark Solomon, Dean of Students and Indigenous Education, Seneca College and President of CACUSS. Mark will be joined by Indigenous students from across the country to engage in a conversation circle.
- Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, North American Representative to the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2021-2024), UBC Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives, Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Indigenous Affairs
- Kathleen Leahy, Director, UBC Learning Exchange
The formal agenda will be 90-minutes, followed by an optional 30-minute breakout room for reflection and sharing with other attendees. A Zoom link for the event will be emailed to all registrants a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event.
Tickets are free.