Tuesday, March 10, 2020
4:30 – 6:30 PM PST
Diamond Alumni Centre (DAC)
Simon Faser University | Burnaby
Transforming Simon Fraser University: Bringing Back the Canoe to Undertake Our Collective Responsibilities to Walk Together on Lhukw’lhukw’ayten (where bark gets peeled in the spring)
Dr. Gwendolyn Point BCAFN Elder Representative
Shoysqwelwhet (Dr. Gwendolyn Point) is from the Stó:lō Nation. She is a distinguished educator, scholar, mentor, visionary, cultural advisor, and leader. At various points in her career, Shoysqwelwhet has taught at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, and held positions in leadership and administration with the Stó:lō Nation and the provincial government. She is former Chancellor for the University of the Fraser Valley and is currently serving as the Elder for the B.C. Assembly of First Nations Chiefs.
Dr. Point holds a Doctorate in Education from SFU and is a board member for PAVCOand the Provincial First Nations Education Steering Committee. Her work in Indigenous education and Stó:lō language revitalization, as well as her contributions to Indigenous sovereignty, healing and self-determining community-based research have been recognized with numerous distinctions and awards. Among them are an honourary Doctorate in Education from the University of Victoria, a University of British Columbia Alumni Volunteer Leadership award, the Order of Chilliwack, and the Rotary Harris Fellow Award.
A recording of the presentation is linked here (SFU ID required).