New Indigenous Faculty Lecturer in the School of Continuing Studies

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is pleased to welcome announce that the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is welcoming George R Kennedy a new Faculty Lecturer. George joined SCS this August and is currently making his journey from New Hamburg, Ontario to Montreal to join us on campus.

George Kennedy is from Oneida nation turtle clan family.  His academic background includes a BA in History from University of Waterloo, MA in history from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Western Ontario. His primary research interest is Haudenosaunee diplomacy from ancient times up the Great Peace of Montreal. He developed a wholistic methodology based on the mind, body, and spirit to examine history. This is a well-balanced culturally based approach, which acknowledges ethical issues when utilizing Indigenous knowledge.

George, taught diverse courses at First Nations University, Western University, Wilfrid University and Conestago College where he also served on various committees. His professional experience also includes developing multiple educational and support programs that fostered student academic success and partnered with multiple First Nations and Indigenous Communities. George also has over 20 years of volunteer experience with various Boards of Directors and organizations that work for the betterment of this generation and those yet to be born.

George’s experience and knowledge will provide valuable contribution to SCS and the rest of McGill University community.

Please join in welcoming George and say Shé:kon

KEC Education Research Policy and Code of Research Ethics

Recently, the Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) has published Education Research Policy and Code of Research Ethics as a way to provide guidance and leadership in conducting ethically responsible research within KEC schools.

This policy explains the principles, protocols and procedures for conducting education research in partnership with the KEC. The contents provide a clear and concise guide for the development of respectful and ethical community-based research that benefits all parties interested in engaging with educational research in Kahnawà:ke while also preventing unauthorized research to take place.

Read the full document here.

ISP is Hiring! Administrative Student Affairs Coordinator

The Indigenous Studies Program is searching for an Administrative Student Affairs Coordinator. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested in this role.

Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, provides administrative and secretarial support for administrative and student affairs activities. Participates in ensuring the smooth functioning of the unit’s operations. Responsible for documents and files of unit. Acts as resource person for policies and procedures. Coordinates activities related to admission, examinations, registration and graduation. Advises students and resolves problems in relation to their files. Edits documents for grammar and accuracy. Administers unit accounts.

Proven experience working with Indigenous communities or organizations assisting as a community liaison. Ability to support increasing the presence of Indigenous faculty, staff, and students on campus in addition to expanding its Indigenous initiatives and student mentoring.

See the full job listing here.

Preference will be given to candidates of Indigenous identity in filling this position. Included in this category are First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit and Métis people, as well as Native Americans and Alaskan Natives from the USA. Candidates with existing relationships to local Indigenous communities are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Indigenous Awareness Week Full Calendar

The Tenth Annual Indigenous Awareness Weeks will take place between September 13th to 24th. 

On Monday September 13th, join Otsi’tsaken:ra (Charles) Patton Kanien’kehá:ka Elder
from Kahnawa:ke for the Opening, and Welcome Remarks by Christopher Manfredi (Provost &
Vice-Principal Academic). As well, listen in on artistic performances by Beatrice Deer and Craig Commanda

See the Full Program Here

 

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