Classroom Climate - Aborginal Initiatives

From left: Amy Perrault, Graeme Joseph, Thane Bonar, Hanae Tsukada

This timeline project was developed on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Hanae Tsukada, Classroom Climate and Educational Resource Developer at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at UBC, has developed the project in collaboration with the following individuals at UBC. These collaborators’ expertise, encouragement, and generous support have made this project possible.

Amy Perreault, the Strategist for Aboriginal Initiatives at CTLT, has been the backbone of the project since its inception in the summer of 2012. She has supported the entire process of the project, including developing the project plans, connecting the project with UBC Aboriginal community members, and providing feedback at different stages of the project. Sarah Ling, Aboriginal Initiatives Graduate Academic Assistant at CTLT, has also enormously contributed to the project with her rich knowledge and insight especially on the history of UBC’s relationship with local Aboriginal communities.

This project is indebted to numerous members of the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) at UBC for their expertise and relationships. Special thanks go to Kim Lawson, Reference Librarian at Xwi7xwa Library, for her guidance on literature search. In addition, Thane Bonar, Research and Communications Officer at FNHL, and Graeme Joseph, Coordinator of Strategic Aboriginal Initiatives at the Office of Vice-President, Students, provided stories behind the statistical data on Aboriginal students at UBC with a wealth of knowledge and critical insight.

Idle Know More: A Space For Inquiry

Kim Lawson

Many people have provided technical support in the development of this timeline website. Zack Lee, Educational Resource Developer at CTLT, created the online space for the timeline. Michael Wynne, a graduate student in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies program, collected most of the images found in the project, and provided technical support in the construction and maintenance of the timeline website at its early stage. Erin Watkins, Educational Resource Developer, and Rie Namba, Connect Resources Developer, at CTLT developed the online space further.

The project was funded by the 2013 Equity Enhancement Fund.