The BCcampus Research Fellows program provides support for B.C. post-secondary educators to conduct research on improving student learning and to share their results and experiences with peers in B.C. and beyond.
Project Lead/Fellow: Heather Simpson
Institution: Justice Institute of British Columbia Project (JIBC)
Project Title: Forming Strong Cultural Identities in an Intersecting Space of Indigeneity and Autism
Research description: This research project provides a voice and leadership opportunity for Indigenous students with autism through participatory action research to inform and ask how B.C. post-secondary teaching and learning practices and policy can better integrate Indigenous knowledge in education and arts programming and disrupt patterns of social injustice, exclusion, and cultural genocide while promoting positive identity formation, pride, and resilience for Indigenous persons with autism.