Weaving Relations: Applying Indigenous Design and Engagement to Your Work  

This photo was taken at UBC’s Intergenerational March to commemorate Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2022.

Event details  

  • Date & Time: Wednesday October 4, 2023. 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM.  
  • Location: Online via Zoom

Join us for an engaging session titled “Weaving Relations: Applying Indigenous Design and Engagement to Your Work.” This session is intended for staff from both UBC Okanagan (UBCO) and UBC Vancouver (UBCV) who lead and support community-university engagement.

Earlier this summer, the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems released a new course for staff and faculty on Canvas titled Weaving Relations. The course explores Indigenous histories, people, and contexts, as well as settler colonialism in Canada, through the lens of Indigenous-Canadian relationships. Additionally, it considers how we got to where we are now, and how we can build a better future together.  

Our goals for this CEN gathering are to provide a reflective and interactive space where participants can engage with course creator Dana-Lyn Mackenzie, discuss actionable insights, and apply their learning to enhance their community engagement practices. To nurture a sense of accountability within the Community Engagement Network, we’ll be encouraging each attendee to identify at least one action they can take to indigenize their community engagement practices.  

Enroll in Weaving Relations today, and don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your community engagement and weave connections that make a difference.  

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on the tensions and opportunities of doing community-university engagement within colonial systems at UBC.  
  • Apply learning from the Weaving Relations course to their community engagement work.  
  • Understand the significance of EDI.I. 
  • Identify at least one action for indigenizing their community engagement work.