September 18th, 2013 – How to Prepare, Engage and Continue Learning
Aug 13, 2013 10:00am – 11:30am Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – Room 302, Dodson Room
The University of British Columbia is dedicated to developing a better understanding of Indian Residential School histories, the policies that guided the operations of the schools, and their effects upon individuals and communities. An acknowledgement and understanding of this history is necessary to the development of more functional and productive dialogues about our future that benefit all Canadians. For this reason, the University will be suspending most classes on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 so that students, professors, and other members of the university community may more fully participate in this historic event.
In preparation for the National Event on September 18-21, and the suspension of classes on the 18th, UBC professors, students, and organizations are engaging in a series of events and initiatives. This workshop is an opportunity to make a personal connection with a few key events in UBC and Canadian history. In the remainder of the workshop, be prepared to share your ideas and learn what others on campus are doing in in preparation for this symbolic event.