Documentation:CTLT programs/Indigenous Initiatives/About

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About

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Indigenous Initiatives programming at CTLT operate as a partnership between the First Nations House of Learning and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. The primary focus of these programs is to support the development of a higher standard of professionalism when conducting discussions on Indigenous and other contentious social issues in curricular settings. This is an identified initiative under the UBC Place and Promise strategic plan, together with the classroom climate and curriculum initiatives associated with the Aboriginal Strategic Plan.

Indigenous Programs provides expertise and support for Faculty-based initiatives focused on improving classroom climate and environments conducive to student success, and strengthening local capacity to conduct effective approaches to cross-cultural dialogues.

Indigenous Programs initiates, advances, and maintains curriculum, academic resources and technologically advanced tools developed specifically to address the gaps and insufficiencies in knowledge around Indigenous topics. These resources are critical as members of the UBC community engage with Indigenous curriculum and move through the landscape of challenging classroom conversations about race, identity and socially contentious topics.