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Presented as part of the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre’s Indigenous Education Speaker Series to facilitate respectful knowledge-sharing, this free public education talk is open to all students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.  

DR. MARIE BATTISTE, O.C. COGNITIVE JUSTICE AND TRANSSYSTEMIC CHANGE: INDIGENIZATION IN THE ACADEMY Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm OCAD University, 100 McCaul St, Room 190 (main auditorium)

Abstract:

“2015 was an auspicious, if not a heavy hitting year to universities. The Universities Canada issued their agreed upon Indigenization plan in 13 points to help universities and colleges address some common agreed upon ideas among the presidents for contributing to their concept of Indigenization. In the same year,  the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report on the survivor testimonies and historical research of the Indian Residential Schools, together with its 94 Calls to Action directed to all levels of government, business, educational, social work and medical institutions, law, media, and civil society, to address the years of ignorance, hatred, racism, violence, silence, and systemic abuse of youth and intergeneration of Indigenous peoples caught in those institutions. These two documents have since stimulated an array of activity in PSE to address layers of inequities the system and societies have generated. This talk will examine diverse assumptions and outcomes of emergent changes in the conventional postsecondary education system and offer another decolonizing analysis and experiential thinking about needed changes when transsystemic change is respected and activated. How the directives to Indigenize the academy can be taken up and mobilized from another knowledge system is a premise of this talk for which I aspire to offer some perspectives and critique of assumptions and possible thoughts for decolonizing educational institutions and their foundations.” - Dr. Marie Battiste

Dr. Battiste’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period. All are welcome.


 

Dr. Marie Battiste is Mi'kmaq from Nova Scotia’s Potlotek First Nation and was recently awarded as an Officer of the Order of Canada, 2019. She is most well-known as an author and educator with immense contributions to the field of Indigenous education and an unflinching commitment to traditional languages and knowledges. Currently a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, she holds a Master's degree from Harvard and a PhD from Stanford University.

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Header Image: Ketu’elmita’jik (They want to come home) as installed at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019

Please note that this Curator’s Tour is part of programming intended to commemorate this year’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Onsite Gallery’s in-person attendance capacities are limited to up to 60 individuals inside the gallery at a time, so please register and plan your attendance accordingly.

Eventbrite link to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/souvenir-curators-tour-at-onsite-gallery-tickets-419666412537 

Jordan Bennett’s solo exhibition Souvenir draws upon his inspired intentions to visit, activate, and respond to the innovative heritage embedded, woven and veiled in the richness of Mi’kmaq material culture and design. His interdisciplinary and intuitive approach grants new vitality to overlooked cultural expressions that carry elaborate Mi’kmaq cosmologies interpreted through customary geometric motifs embellished in a highly valued era of porcupine quillwork and basketry souvenir trade commodities that was thriving in the 19th century. The exhibition brings together Bennett’s newly designed site-specific work, museum collection loans, and installation to celebrate the vitality and influence of Indigenous aesthetic as contemporary practice.

See more events happening at OCAD U from September 26 to 30, 2022, to commemorate the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Souvenir - Curator's Tour at Onsite Gallery imageImage: Ryan Rice.

Ryan Rice is Interim Executive Director of OCAD University’s Onsite Gallery and the gallery’s Curator, Indigenous Art. Rice previously held the role of Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, and originally joined OCAD University as Chair, Indigenous Visual Culture. Ryan, Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawake, is a curator, critic and creative consultant whose career spans 30 years in community, museums, artist-run centres, public spaces and galleries.

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Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 0H4
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Join us for an in-depth tour of Jordan Bennett’s Souvenir, with Curator Ryan Rice.

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Welcome back to our amazing Digital Futures community! It has been too long! We wanted to gather to welcome our new DF faculty member Fidelia Lam, who is joining us in January, and to meet each other in person (masked). You are invited to join us for a talk, a social gathering, and research lab visits. We hope to see you there. 

Schedule 

6:00pm Welcome and land acknowledgement 

6:15pm Fidelia Lam Talk, followed by Q&A (205 Richmond St. W.)

7:30pm Visit ACELab with Alexis Morris (230 Richmond St. W.)

7:45pm Visit game:play Lab with Cindy Poremba and Emma Westecott (230 Richmond St. W. )

8:00pm Visit 7th Floor DF Space for pizza+pop (205 Richmond St. W.)

9:00pm Visit Social Body Lab with Nick Puckett 

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Fidelia Lam Talk: parkour, power, and practice: lines through a parkour-based pedagogy 

This talk gives an introduction to Lam's critical creative practice and research as a multimedia artist and scholar. Lam weaves together seemingly disparate threads to form a speculative terrain as the basis for multiple modes of creative practice and intervention that attend to questions of diaspora, aesthetics, technology, and the space of the urban. 

Biography 

Fidelia Lam is a multimedia artist and researcher whose work attends to the shared ground of Hong Kong-Asian/American diaspora, aesthetics, technology, and urban space through recursive assemblages of code, animation, projection, sound, bodies, and critical inquiry. Her multimodal and interdisciplinary practice leverages an auto-theoretical diasporic lens to examine the affective and aesthetic legacies and mutations of empire and colonialism in contemporary culture. Her practice is guided by practices of diasporic movement across geographies and urban spaces. Fidelia is an Annenberg Fellow, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow, and PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Media Arts and Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.  

Fidelia Lam Talk

 

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OCAD University Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. West, Room 104  (Richmond St. Entrance)
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BACK TO THE DIGITAL FUTURES 

Wednesday, September 28,  6:00 -10:00 pm 

OCAD University Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. West, Room 104  

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Arctic/Amazon

Networks of Global Indigeneity

LEAD CURATOR: GERALD MCMASTER
CO-CURATOR: NINA VINCENT
INSTITUTIONAL CURATOR: NOOR ALÉ, ASSOCIATE CURATOR

Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity explores the ways in which Indigenous contemporary artists ​and collaborators take on issues of climate change, globalized Indigeneity, and contact zones in and about the Arctic and the Amazon during a time of crisis. The featured artists have their origins or are connected to these places, and their works embody a politics of resistance, resurgence, and ways of knowing and being in relation to the lands that are the source of their knowledge and creativity.

Public Artist Talk: 🗓Thursday, Sep 15, 7 PM to 8:30 PM 📍100 McCaul St. Rm 544 👩‍🎨Artist: Olinda Reshijabe Silvano

Olinda Reshijabe Silvano’s vibrant mural features maze-like designs known as the ancestral Shibipo-Konibo art of kené. Across her work, Silvano references el Ronín, a divine anaconda who is the mother of the earth and water, and whose geometric patterns inspired kené art. Cosmovisions and creation stories are accompanied by icaros—healing and ritualistic songs—that materialize kené designs into creation. The abstracted linework represents the koshi force of plants—positive energy—that manifest as colourful lines perceptible to Shipibo-Konibo artists. Olinda Reshijabe Silvano (b. Paoyhan, Peru) is a Shipibo-Konibo artist whose woven embroidery textiles and public art feature bold geometric abstractions, known as kené designs. The kené is a network of meaning and complex relations guiding paths, healing, and creating connections between human and more-than-human beings in an animated environment. These maze-like patterns are sacred designs that emerge from singing and experiencing connections between worlds propitiated by shamanism that render the invisible perceptible. Silvano is a symbol of resistance in Cantagallo, Peru, where she relocated to continue the tradition of kené art along with the collective Las Madres Artesanas (the Artisan Mothers).

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The Faculty of Art invites you to join a Public Artist Talk by Olinda Reshijabe Silvano on the behalf of "Arctic/Amazon Networks of Global Indigeneity" in partnership with OCADU and the Powerplant.
 
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Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022. 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Register: https://bit.ly/KlickHealth_Info_2022

Get your start somewhere different.

Klick Health is the world’s largest independent and full-service marketing agency and commercialization partner for life sciences. We are an ecosystem of more than 1,500 brilliant minds working to realize the full potential of our people and clients in life sciences since 1997. And we're still growing fast, even after two decades. We're one of the country's Top 10 Great Workplaces, 10 Most Inspiring Cultures, Best Workplace for Innovators, Millennials, and Today's Youth.

If you are a new grad looking for your first role, Klick Health is a powerful launching pad for any career.

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Panelist:
Luciano Palancio, Campus Recruitment Lead

For more information about CEAD workshops, events and info sessions visit: https://ocadu.ca/cead

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If you are a new grad looking for your first role, Klick Health is a powerful launching pad for any career.

Klick Health is the world’s largest independent and full-service marketing agency and commercialization partner for life sciences. We are an ecosystem of more than 1,500 brilliant minds working to realize the full potential of our people and clients in life sciences since 1997. And we're still growing fast, even after two decades. We're one of the country's Top 10 Great Workplaces, 10 Most Inspiring Cultures, Best Workplace for Innovators, Millennials, and Today's Youth.

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OCAD U 2022 Academic Year Welcome | Keynote Panel
Decolonizing and Anti-Racist Practice through Linguistic Justice
Wednesday, August 31 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
Online via zoom
All OCAD U students, faculty and staff welcome!

Reflecting key objectives in OCAD U’s new Academic and Strategic Plan, this year's Academic Year Welcome (AYW) keynote panel Decolonizing and Anti-Racist Practice through Linguistic Justice explores resonances between conversations about respectfully integrating Indigenous languages and culture(s) into academic spaces and anti-racist and decolonizing pedagogies that center multilingual students, faculty and staff; speakers of non-privileged varieties of English; and multilingual students who are English Language Learners (ELLs). We will explore how our commitments to decolonize education necessitate linguistic justice and the implications this has for OCAD U as an institution and for all members of the community.  

The panel brings together three diverse Ontario-based teachers and language scholars, Shirley Williams (Trent University), Sheila Batacharya (University of Toronto Mississauga), and Shahriar Mirshahidi (OCAD University), who share their lived experiences, explore strategies for incorporating linguistic justice into the process of decolonizing education and invite the university community to take these ideas up in their pedagogy for the new academic year. On the following day, Anishinaabemowin language teacher and Elder Liz Osawamick will lead an online language learning workshop for faculty and staff.

The keynote panel is open to the entire OCAD U community including students, faculty and staff. Outlook calendar invites have gone out to all faculty and staff from the Office of the VPAP. If you did not receive the invite and would like to attend the talk, please email fcdc@ocadu.ca.

ASL interpretation will be provided by Canadian Hearing Services.

Keynote Panelists:

Shirley Williams
is a highly celebrated and cherished Elder who is deeply passionate about Indigenous knowledge and language revitalization. She is a member of the Bird Clan and is of the Ojibway and Odawa First Nations of Canada. Her Anishinaabe name is Migizi ow Kwe, meaning Eagle Woman. She was born and raised at Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island and attended St. Joseph’s Residential School in Spanish, Ontario as a child. She received her BA in Native Studies at Trent University and her Native Language Instructors Program diploma from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. In addition, Shirley received her Master’s Degree from York University in Environmental Studies. In June of 2004, Shirley retired from the Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University and now holds the title, Professor Emeritus.


Sheila Batacharya - Sheila has been teaching university and college courses since 2007, and this experience inspired her to specialize in English language learning and teaching. Sheila became a certified member of TESL Ontario in 2018 and completed a Master of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics at York University in 2020. She holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Community Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. As of July 1, 2022, Sheila has been a full-time Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP), University of Toronto Mississauga.
Sheila’s academic work in Women and Gender Studies, Sociology and Equity Studies, and Adult Education continues to provide her with an interdisciplinary foundation for her teaching and research. Her publications include two co-edited volumes, Reena Virk: Critical Perspectives on a Canadian Murder (2010) and Sharing Breath: Embodied Learning and Decolonization (2018), and she presented Watershed Memory, Drainpipe Story (2018) at The Work of Wind Air Land Sea, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga. Recently, Sheila co-chaired ISUP Colloquium 2022: Race, Linguistic Justice, and Critical Approaces to Communicative Competence

Shahriar Mirshahidi - As an applied linguist and language educator, Shahriar's research and pedagogy focus on translingual approaches to meaning-making and transcultural dispositions. He strives for decolonizing language education through pushing against regimes of normativity which have dominated our conceptualization of effective communication, particularly in academia. At OCAD University, Shahriar works with the English for Art & Design (EAD) Program where he and his colleagues support multilingual students in gaining their voice and agency to engage critically with their creative practice. Prior to joining OCAD U, he served as Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University where he researched English for Specific Purposes and Intercultural Communication. He holds a doctoral degree from Oklahoma State University in Applied Linguistics with a focus on international teaching assistants' education and assessment.

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Part of OCAD U's Academic Year Welcome, this keynote panel brings together three diverse Ontario-based teachers and language scholars, Shirley Williams (Trent University), Sheila Batacharya (University of Toronto Mississauga), and Shahriar Mirshahidi (OCAD University). They will share their lived experiences, explore strategies for incorporating linguistic justice into the process of decolonizing education and invite the university community to take these ideas up in their pedagogy for the new academic year.

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Join Ryan Rice, Curator, Indigenous Art, for an in-depth tour of the exhibition Souvenir & Up Front: Inuit Public Art at Onsite Gallery.

Souvenir draws upon Jordan Bennett’s intentions to visit, activate and respond to the innovative heritage embedded, woven and veiled in Mi’kmaq material culture and design.

Up Front: Inuit Public Art at Onsite Gallery, in partnership with the Inuit Art Foundation, is a series of street front commissioned digital murals by Inuit artists. The inaugural mural features the work of Inuvialuk artist Kablusiak.

Click here to register: https://bit.ly/3vhGi8C

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199 Richmond Street West
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Join Ryan Rice, Curator, Indigenous Art, for an in-depth tour of the exhibition Souvenir & Up Front: Inuit Public Art at Onsite Gallery.

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On September 2, Dr. David Griffin will be speaking at the University of Huddersfield in the UK about his work with diagrams and Lasers, drawing the largest drawings ever drawn. The event is called “Drawing Conversations: Engaging with Sites of History and Narrative”, a one-day symposium that examines the interrelationships of drawing and engaging with sites of history and narrative. At the heart of this will be drawing as an embodied act, drawing in the expanded field, variable in definition, and as both individual and collective processes.  

The event has 3 keynote presentations, including Deanna Petherbridge (CBE), a practicing artist, curator and writer of The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice, published June 2010.  

Free Registration 
Register as an online attendee here.

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Friday, 2 September 2022  
09:15 to 16:45 BST (04:15 to 11:45 EST)

For further information contact:
Simon Woolham or Jill Journeaux at drawingconversations4@hud.ac.uk.

Download a PDF of the 16 presenters for the Drawing Conversations: Engaging with sites of history and narrative

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“Drawing Conversations: Engaging with Sites of History and Narrative”, a one-day symposium that examines the interrelationships of drawing and engaging with sites of history and narrative.

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Project leads have created short videos to share their work with the broader OCAD U community. They will be available to view ahead of time and will also be screened during the event beginning at 10:00 AM. Following the screening, a roundtable discussion will invite project leads and event participants to consider the projects through the intersection of online and digital creation with teaching and learning praxis. 


 

OCAD U VLS Project Leads: 

Judith Doyle, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art and Chair, First-Year Experience 

Dr. Lynne Heller, Adjunct Professor 

Evan Tapper, Director, Continuing Studies 

Dr. Jutta Treviranus, Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre and Professor, Faculty of Design and Jess Mitchell, Senior Manager, Design Research & Development 

Phoebe Wang, Writing and Learning Consultant (ELL), Writing & Learning Centre 

Dr. Emma Westecott, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science 


 

Discussion Facilitator: 

Sarah Chu, Manager, Hybrid and Online Learning 

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Members of the OCAD U community are invited to join us online on Thursday, June 23rd from 10:00–11:30 AM to learn more about the projects funded last year through eCampusOntario’s Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS) to develop the future of virtual learning for art, design and digital media education. 

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For more information please visit the Anna Leonowens Gallery website.

Presenters Bios
France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher. She is co-director of the Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires initiative, which uses decolonial methodologies to decentre the western arts lens and place Indigenous arts at the heart of the Canadian art system. Over the past two decades, France worked as an arts consultant with a wide range of cultural institutions and arts organisations. She worked at the Canada Council for the Arts before becoming a Senior Arts Policy Advisor for the Department of Canadian Heritage. She directed the Centre for New Media at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris. She was the co-founder and director of the artist-run center Axe Néo-7 in Gatineau, Quebec. France is of Kanien’kehà:ka and French ancestry.

Chris Creighton-Kelly is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and cultural critic who was born in the UK of South Asian/British heritage. His performative, usually ephemeral artworks have been presented across Canada, in India, Europe and the USA. Chris is persistently interested in questions of absence in the Western world arts discourses...whose worldview is unquestioned; who has power; who does not and why? Over 30 years, Chris has worked as a consultant to many Canadian art organizations, institutions and agencies. His work with issues of racialized art politics is internationally recognized. He is currently co-Director of Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, which uses decolonizing methodologies and centres the art practices of IBPoC artists within the Canadian art system. Chris appreciates his audiences a lot.

Co-presented by the Centre for inter-Media Arts and Decolonial Expression (CiMADE), OCADU and NSCAD Media Arts Division Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, NSCAD Office of Academic Affairs and Research, CiMADE and Anna Leonowens Gallery
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Co-presented by the Centre for inter-Media Arts and Decolonial Expression (CiMADE), OCADU and NSCAD Media Arts Division Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, NSCAD Office of Academic Affairs and Research, CiMADE and Anna Leonowens Gallery.

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