True Reconciliation: Applying Insights to Community-University Engagement

Event Details

The purpose of this event is to provide a virtual space for an interactive dialogue and reflection on Jody Wilson-Raybould’s talk and book so we can discuss how insights can be applied to community engagement work. This is intended to be a continuation of the conversation the network started a year ago on the tensions and opportunities of doing community engagement work within colonial systems. If this interests you, please join us whether or not you’ve read the book. We have chosen a format that allows people to participate as speakers and/or listeners as much as they want. No breakout groups.

Date: Tuesday March 19, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm (PDT)
Location: Online with zoom


  • Discuss insights from the book and conversation with Jody Wilson-Raybould: Explore how these insights are relevant to community-university engagement work. 
  • Consider roles and responsibilities: Discuss the roles and responsibilities of individuals, collectives, and the institution in advancing reconciliation. 
  • Build community and accountability: Continue fostering a sense of community and accountability within our network as we collectively navigate the tensions and opportunities of doing community engagement work within colonial systems.. 

Format: Fishbowl 

  • We will have a small group start the discussion with their cameras on; others listen with cameras off 
  • Prompting questions to get us started: (1) What is something you took away from Jody Wilson-Raybould’s talk on March 13th and/or her book? (2) How can we apply the learning to our community engagement work at UBC?  
  • Discussants are encouraged to ask one another questions to keep the conversation flowing and to leave the fishbowl when they want to switch to listening mode; listeners are invited to jump in the fishbowl when they want to contribute to the conversation or ask questions.

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