Session E: Sharing Circle on Indigenous Engineering Education in Canada
Sharing Circle on the Status of Indigenous Engineering in Canada
Under the guidance of Elder Kim McDougall, this session is for those engaged in or concerned about increasing the representation of Indigenous people in the engineering profession. Following the tradition of a sharing circle seven active participants will briefly share their experiences and the challenges they face in recruiting more Indigenous people to engineering. All others are welcome to attend as observers of the sharing circle. After the initial sharing portion all members of the circle, active and observers, are free to ask questions, comment, give advise and support.
- Jason Bazylak, Dean’s Advisor on Indigenous Initiatives, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
- Jamie Ricci, Practice Lead – Research, Engineers Canada
- Randy Herrmann, Director of the University of Manitoba Engineering Access Program
- John Desjarlais, Maintenance Engineer, Cameco
- Melanie Howard, Director – Outreach and Aboriginal Access, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen’s University
- Lyndia Stacey, Outreach Coordinator, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo
- Matthew Dunn, Indigenous Peoples Initiatives Coordinator, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
The sharing circle will be – weather permitting – held outside, on the lawn of Cumberland House, directly across the street from the Bahen Centre for Information Technology.