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bullet PLEASE NOTE: The following include projects and positions I have completed or am currently working on that relate to First Nations education and health. Please contact me for a full Curriculum Vitae if you have a position or contract in mind.
bullet Incorporating Aboriginal Wisdom to promote Ecoliteracy - Presented at Teaching & Learning Symposium, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, June 7, 2017 - VIEW PRESENTATION
bullet Research Coordinator for Arthritis Research Canada - Part-time research working with Aboriginal Communities to promote an Arthritis Wellness Program and Case Manager project with two BC First Nations. 2016 - Present - VIEW PROGRAM INFORMATION
bullet Incorporating Aboriginal Wisdom to Promote Ecoliteracy - Pechakucha presentation for the |City of Surrey, March 24, 2016 at Centre Stage Theatre, City Hall - VIEW PRESENTATION
bullet Instructor in Aboriginal Information Technology Management - UBC Institute for Aboriginal Health and UBC Continuing Studies part-time instructor for the certificate program “Aboriginal Health and Community Administration” (AHCAP). , Vancouver, BC. 2012 - Present - VIEW PROGRAM INFORMATION
bullet Learning Together About First Nations Pedagogy - Workshop led by Sylvia Currie, BC Campus and June Kaminski, Kwantlen University for Canada Moodle Moot, February 13, 2013, Vancouver, BC . - VIEW PPT
bullet Global Social Determinants of Health - Thompson River University, Kamloops, BC. Online course development, June – December, 2012. Developed an online course for health, business and science students focused on inequity, policy reform, and the social determinants of health. - VIEW TRU
bullet Redhawk Survival Institute Curriculum Coordinator - Development of Urban Survival courses on disaster preparedness for ECE to Postsecondary levels and adults. 2011 – present. Also developing wilderness survival courses focused on marine and land survival, wild food preparation, and sustainable living practices. - VIEW REDHAWK
bullet First Nations ways of knowing through an Elder in Residence Program - Concurrent Session presented at the Xi Eta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International 17th Annual Ethel Johns Forum, Feb 4th, 2012, Vancouver, BC. - VIEW PRESENTATION
bullet Aboriginal Family Literacy Training in Head Start Programs - Curriculum Writer and Graphic Desigber for Aboriginal Family and Community Literacy Curriculum (AFCLC) Project, University of British Columbia Developed three eight hour workshop related to Aboriginal Approaches to Learning and Literacy for on line and face to face learning. May - August, 2010. Topics included Aboriginal Parent involvement; Story-telling and Aboriginal Pedagogy. PROJECT OVERVIEW
bullet Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety in Healthcare - for Canadian Health care Association, Ottawa, ON. Developed Course for interdisciplinary health professional organization's continuing education program. Complete Aboriginally-based course development, brochure and marketing document design; e-learning environment design. Nov 2009 – April 2010 VIEW WEBSITE
bullet Supporting Educational Self Governance - Aboriginal Literacy - Webcast to address educational considerations for self-governance. To make Self Governance in Education a reality, several processes need to be put into place, including sustainable funding, the preparation of aboriginal educational leaders, and the development of educational systems that meet the needs of each community. May, 2008
bullet Designer & Writer: First Nations Healing Site - Designed to promote awareness and self-governance in First Nations, Inuit and Metis health and healing systems. Site also created with a private curriculum space for nursing faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, as part of an AHHRI grant through Health Canada to develop an integrated Aboriginal curriculum for the three KPU nursing programs, 2010. VIEW WEBSITE
bullet Designer & Writer: First Nations Pedagogy for Online Learning Site - Grant received from BC Campus in partnership with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology to conduct an environmental scan, community assessment, curriculum development and web site design to prepare an online resource for teachers to use to incorporate First Nations pedagogy strategies into online learning initiatives. Dec 2007 – Jan 2009 VIEW WEBSITE
bullet Course Design & Instructor: FNWS 103: First Nations Women and Colonization - Developed course curriculum and e-learning environment for Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (First Nations governed College in Burnaby and Merritt, British Columbia). Taught course face to face in Spring 2008. Read Course Outline - View Sample - View PPT Sample
bullet Workshop Leader: First Nations Pedagogy for Online Learning - Overview of a Workshop presented at the 2008 ICT Summit – First Nation Technology Council Conference, February 22, 2008 and at the ABLKC Conference, March 1, 2008.
bullet The Way of the Tireless Runner: Using Appreciative Inquiry - Introduces the idea of applying appreciative inquiry to guide Curriculum Assessment for integrating aboriginal content into health programs at Seeing Ourselves in the Mirror: Giving Life to Learning, Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre, February 28 – 29, March 1st, 2008, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. Presented on February 29, 2008.
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bullet First Nations Health Council Report - Researched and wrote report for the First Nations Health Council. Designed surveys, collected data, conducted literature reviews, report writing for Environmental Scan of Aboriginal Health Human Resources in BC (Post-secondary and Labour Force components). 2008-2009. VIEW WEBSITE
bullet Curriculum Consultant & Development - Kwantlen Polytechnic University BSN and BPN Programs, Surrey, British Columbia
  • PHASE ONE: Conducted an environmental scan, community forum assessment, and curriculum review of the Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Bachelors of Science in Psychiatric Nursing programs to provide recommendations and strategies to revise the curriculum to meet the learning and cultural needs of First Nations students.

  • PHASE TWO: Curriculum development of proposed aboriginal content and faculty development to promote implementation, course outline revisions, and website created for faculty orientation.

  • PHASE THREE: of Project included organizing an Elder in Residence pilot program, and the development of recruitment and practice placement materials for Aboriginal applicants and students.
bullet Workshop Leader: First Nations Pedagogy - Overview of Research being planned for Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia for Faculty development. 2008. View PPT - VIEW PDF
bullet Moodle Course Management System Template and Graphic Design - Created several custom templates and graphics to be used in their Moodle course management system for Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (First Nations governed College in Merritt, British Columbia). 2007 VIEW SCREENSHOTS
bullet Course Design & Instructor: FNPA 200 - Politics and Education - Developed course curriculum and e-learning environment for Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (First Nations governed College in Merritt, British Columbia). Taught course on-line in Spring 2006. READ COURSE OUTLINE - VIEW SAMPLE - View Screenshot
bullet Course Design: BUSM 207 - Introduction To Statistics - Developing course curriculum and e-learning environment for Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (First Nations governed College in Merritt, British Columbia). 2006 READ COURSE OUTLINE
bullet Pedagogical Considerations of Using Moodle in Course Development - Report written for Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (First Nations governed College in Merritt, British Columbia) and BC Campus. "To facilitate the description of the pedagogical process associated with Moodle course design, the design of a 15 week, second year on-line First Nations course on Education and Politics is described. This approach includes an explanation of how this course was designed to ensure that the content could easily be taught using workshop or traditional in-class “face to face” modalities of instruction." 2006. READ REPORT

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