I am committed to collaborative teaching, experiential learning, co-authoring, and critical pedagogy. The courses I taught at Concordia University had a strong applied dimension with a view of engaging the public in the students’ learning experience as well as giving students the opportunity to develop and apply the knowledge and skills best suited to their interests. I favor place-based learning that embeds students in the social and cultural life of the territory they occupy. As such I endeavor to collaborate with local communities (understood in its broadest form) in opening opportunities for experiential learning though field courses, applied research projects and on-site visits.
2012 – 2019/School of Community and Public Affairs/First Peoples Studies Program, Concordia University
- Indigenous Peoples and Globalization (FPST 341 – 2015/16 & 2018/19). An introductory course to globalization from an Indigenous perspective. For 2018/19 student research in collaboration with City of Montreal Archives. DIALOG funds.
- Research Strategies in First Peoples Studies (FPST 202 – 2017/18). An introductory course on basic concepts, practices, and issues for study and research consistent with the goals of First Peoples Studies. Student research was developed in collaboration with Native Montreal (Montreal Aboriginal Friendship Centre). Supported by IDLG Support Fund and DIALOG funds.
- The Indian Act (FPST 301). Historical and contemporary implications of the Indian Act for First Nations in Canada.
2007-2010/Geography, Planning & Environment Department, Concordia University
- Indigenous Resource Management (GEOG 407). This course explores contemporary Indigenous resource development issues in Canada, including protected areas and environmental impact assessment.
- Geography and Public policy (GEOG 440). This course explores the link between the discipline of geography and its intersection with public policy development and implementation in various fields such as Energy, Environmental Resource Management, Poverty and Social Exclusion, Immigration and Citizenship.
- Research Paper (GEOG695). The course involves an independent research work by a student.
These are the final research-creation projects produced by the students enrolled in the Indigenous Peoples and Globalization (FPST 341) class for the fall semester 2018, First Peoples Studies Program, at Concordia University. With the support of City of Montreal Archives and City Hall administration, the Indigenous Directions Leadership Group and the School for Community and Public affairs. Visit Class Projects…- Read More
Students enrolled in Indigenous Peoples and Globalization course, First Peoples Studies Program, School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University have collectively created a comprehensive website outlining the Quebec economic and infrastructure agenda, Plan Nord. The articles explore aspects including but not limited to: land rights, economic benefits, ecological reports, sovereignty, education and housing ramifications, as well as the research…- Read More
This wiki was created by the students enrolled in the The Indian Act course, First Peoples Studies Program, School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University. It summarizes the history of the Indian Act and its impacts on First Nations in Canada. This includes discussion of the events leading up to its imposition, its implications for First Peoples cultures and…- Read More