Centre for Teaching ExcellenceOur Team
Educational Developer, Indigenous Pedagogies
Centre for Teaching Excellence
The Centre for Teaching Excellence is delighted to welcome Shawna Duncan, Cree Nation, to the role of Educational Developer, Indigenous Pedagogies. Shawna will be working with faculty to support decolonization and indigenization within curriculum, teaching and learning environments with a particular focus on land-based learning. While based in the Centre for Teaching Excellence, Shawna will be working closely with the Indigenous Education and Affairs office and First Nations Student Services.
Shawna has a Master of Education (Curriculum) from SFU and joins us from the First Nations Technology Council where she was the Manager of Indigenous Education. Prior to that, she was the Aboriginal Health Lead for Indigenous Cultural Safety at Vancouver Coastal Health and the Education Coordinator for the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health at UBC. A few examples of her diverse experience decolonizing and indigenizing curriculum include Vancouver Community College’s Gladue Report Writing Certificate, and Indigenous Health Care course; Pain BC’s indigenized pain management curriculum and facilitator training; the First Nation’s Technology Council’s (FNTC) Foundation program ( 6 tech based courses) and the FNTC Drones course.
Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
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