Pat O’Riley

Title

Honorary Associate Professor
  • Ecojustice and Sustainability Education
  • Global North/Global South Collaborations
  • Ecoliteracies
  • Ecotechnologies
  • Ecopedagogies
  • Equivalency of Indigenous Knowledges and Practices in Education
  • Cross-cultural Education

Education

The Ohio State University, 1999, PhD
University of British Columbia, 1992, MA
University of British Columbia, 1991, BEd

Bio

Pat has taught at universities in Canada, New Zealand and the USA, in remote northern communities, First Nations reserves and the High Amazon of Peru. Her teaching is shaped by ecological, Indigenous, poststructural and posthumantist theory and practices. Her research focusses on the intersections of social justice, ecology, technologies and global capitalism. For two decades Pat has been conducting research with Indigenous communities in BC in the regeneration of their traditional ecological knowledges and practices. Concerned about global warming and global social inequities, Pat’s research has expanded to include research with Kichwa-Lamista communities in the High Amazon of Peru to support them in their efforts toward community and ecologial sustainability and to examine the significance of their traditional ecological knowings as counter-narratives to the predominant “progress” narratives offered in mainstream education.

Co-Advisor:  Ecojustice & Sustainability Education MEd cohort

Co-Director:  Peru Global Seminar: Ecology, Technology and Indigeneity in the High Amazon

  • offered at the Sachamama Center for BioCultural Regeneration, Lamas, Peru 2013, 2015, 2017
  • 4th offering will be held in June 2019

Past Co-chair:  Environmental Education Caucus

Editorial Boards:

Canadian Journal of Environmental Education

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society

 

Invited Presentations

Conference Organization

Local Co-Organizer (with Dr. Peter Cole, Dr. Samson Nashon, Dr. Kerry Renwick):  15th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC. January 2019.

Keynote Addresses

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2012). Coyote and Raven on Indigenizing the academy. Indigenizing Our Academy: Voices from the Inside Out Symposium, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and VP Academic, University of the Fraser Valley. February 2.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2010). Coyote and Raven talk about techno-Indigenuity. Technological Learning and Thinking Conference 2010, UBC, Vancouver, BC, June 17.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2009). Coyote and Raven (P)re-visit Sustainability, Technology and Run-away Capitalism – Now in Paperback. 5th World Environmental Education Congress, Montreal, QC, May 10.

Conference Presentations 

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2018). Ecojustice and Indigeneity: Conversing with human and more-than-human voices in tropical and temperate rainforests. 14th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. James Cook University, Cairns, AU. January 18.

Cole,P., & O’Riley, P. (2015). Coyote & Raven re-imagine education in an era of climate change: Conversing with ten thousand intelligences and agencies. 5thInternational Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS). Ottawa, ON, May 28.

Cole,P., & O’Riley, P. (2015). Coyote and Raven paddle upstream: Rekindling human, non-human, more-than-human intra-actions in education. 7thBiennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Feb. 21.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2014). Ancient wisdom for a shared planet. Regenerating Indigenous ecological knowledges. STEM Education and Our Planet: Making Connections Across Contexts, International Conference of STEM Education, UBC, Vancouver, July 12.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2014). Eco-everything! Coyote and Raven talk about ancient knowledge streams. CALACS Congress (Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies), Laval University, Quebec City, May 25.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2012). Why Indigenous ecoliteracies matter in mainstream education. Eighth International Conference on Indigenous Education and Culture, Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Temuco, Chile, Dec. 12.

Cole, P., Gough, A., Gough, N., & O’Riley, P. (2012). Giving voice to marginalized peoples in international discourses of environmental education: A complex conversation. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, Vancouver, BC, April.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2012). A Coyote & Raven counterhegemonic conversation on “knowing” in an era of neocolonialism and ecological crisis. American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, April.

O’Riley, P., & Cole, P. (2011). Coyote and Raven meet the Wild West: A revised hybridized dress rehearsal. World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education, Cusco, Peru. August 16.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2010). Coyote and Raven talk about lines in the sand and figures on the rocks: Education, mapping and territorializing. 6th International Conference on Indigenous Education: Pacific Rim, Cairns, Australia, December 18.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2008). Coyote and Raven talk about sustainability and climate change within a Stl’atl’imx context, presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education annual conference, Brisbane, Australia, November.

Selected Publications

Books

O’Riley, P. (2003). Technology, Culture, and Socioeconomics: A Rhizoanalysis of Educational Discourses. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.

Agyeman, J., Cole, P., Haluza-DeLay, R. & O’Riley, P. (Eds.). (2010). Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Journal Articles

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2017). Performing survivance: (Re)Storying STEM education from an Indigenous perspective. Critical Education, 8(15), 24–40.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2012). Coyote and Raven put the “digital” in technology – hands up and down to earth. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry: The Journal of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 9(2),18–34.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2010). Coyote and Raven (p)re-visit environmental education, sustainability and run-away capitalism. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education. 15, 28-50.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2008). Coyote and Raven discuss mathematics, complexity theory and Aboriginality. Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 5(1), 49-62.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2005). Coyote and Raven talk about the business of education or how did Wall Street Bay Street and Sesame Street get into the pockets of publicly funded universities or vice versa? Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labor, 7(1), 15–28.

O’Riley, P. (2004). Research and Aboriginal Peoples: Toward self-determination. Native Studies Review, 15(2), 77–96.

Book Chapters

Cole, P., & O’Riley. P. (2015). In(di)genuity in Design and Technology Education. In K. Stables & S. Keirl (Eds.), Environment, ethics and cultures: Design and Technology Education’s contribution to sustainable global futures (pp. 67-85). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2011). A research chat with Coyote & Raven: Equivalency of worldviews, epistemologies and methodologies. In G. Dei (Ed.), Indigenous philosophies and critical
 education: A reader (399-410). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Cole, P., & O’Riley, P. (2010). Coyote and Raven talk about equivalency of other/ed knowledges in research. In P. Thomson & M. Walker (Eds.), The Routledge doctoral student’s companion: Getting to grips with research in education and the social sciences (323-334). New York, NY: Routledge Press.

O’Riley, P., & Cole, P (2009). Coyote and Raven talk about the land/scapes. In M. McKenzie, H. Bai, P. Hart & B. Jickling (Eds). Fields of green: Re-storying education. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

O’Riley, P., & Cole, P. (2009). Coyote and Raven talk about environmental justice. In J. Agyeman, P. Cole, R. Haluza-DeLay & P. O’Riley, (Eds.). Speaking for ourselves: Environmental justice in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Haluza-DeLay, R., O’Riley, P., Cole, P., & Agyeman, J. (2009). Introduction. In J. Agyeman, P. Cole, R. Haluza-DeLay & P. O’Riley, (Eds.), Speaking for ourselves: Environmental justice in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Cole, P. & O’Riley, P. (2003). Much rez adieux about (Dewey’s) goats in the curriculum: Looking back on tomorrow yesterday. In W. E. Doll, Jr. & N. Gough (Eds.), Curriculum Visions (pp. 144–164). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Research Projects

Current

Co-Investigator:  SSHRC Insight Grant

Performing survivance: More-than-human intelligences and ecological sustainability.

 

Courses Taught

Peru Global Seminar: Ecology, Technology and Indigeneity in the High Amazon (taught at the Sachamama Center for BioCultural Regeneration, Lamas, Peru)

EDCP 467A: Ecology, Technology and Indigeneity in the High Amazon

EDCP 467B: Narrativity, Indigeneity and Ecopedagogy in the High Amazon

Ecojustice & Sustainability Education MEd cohort

EDCP 508A: Review of Research in Curriculum & Pedagogy: Ecojustice & Sustainability Education focus

EDCP 570: Ecojustice, Aesthetics and New Media

EDUC 500: Introduction to Research Methodologies: Ecojustice & Sustainability Education focus

General

CCFI 502: Ecology, Technology, Indigeneity and Learning

CCFI 565B: Cyborgs, Rhizomes and Margins: A Cross-cultural Conversation in Education

EDCP 508: Performing Data within Cross-cultural Contexts

EDCP 508A: Social Justice, Ecoliteracy & Pedagogy

EDCP 508B: Rhizomes, Cyborgs, Tricksters, and Poethics

EDCP 562: Curriculum Issues and Theories

EDUC 500: Introduction to Research Methodologies

GRSJ 501: Issues in Decolonizing and Feminist Methodologies

EDUC 442: Critical Issues in First Nations Education