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Dbwewin: On the Pedagogy of Truth

ACDE is pleased to announce that the 2019 Sherman Lecture, an annual event held at Congress in memory of the late Dr. Ann Sherman, will be delivered by Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek. Dr. Cote-Meek is Anishinaabe from the Teme-Augama Anishnabai. Author of Colonized Classrooms – Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education, she is the Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Programs at Laurentian University where she is also a full professor in the School of Rural and Northern Health with a cross-appointment to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. As the senior academic lead on Indigenous initiatives her responsibilities include leading Indigenous academic developments across the disciplines. Dr. Cote-Meek has played a lead role in the development of the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre, the Master of Indigenous Relations program and the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute at Laurentian University. A leader in Indigenous education, Dr. Cote-Meek has focused on bringing about systemic changes that impact Indigenous learners in post-secondary education. In 2016 she was nominated as an Indigenous Role Model for the Council of Ontario Universities Future Further Campaign and in 2103 she was the recipient of a YWCA Women of Distinction Award.

Dr. Cote-Meek is an active researcher and has extensive experience working with Indigenous communities regionally, nationally as well as internationally on social justice, education and health related issues.

The Sherman Lecture will take place on June 4th 2019, from 1:30 to 2:45 pm in the Henry Angus Building, Room 491, on the UBC Campus.