Dr. Patricia O’Riley, Honorary Associate Professor
“I believe there are no more important teachings/learnings at this historical juncture than eco-justice/pedagogies/literacies — (re-)learning to live in good relations with all that sustains us.”
Dr. Peter Cole, Assistant Professor
“ecojustice and sustainability education honours the equivalency of all human non-human and more-than-human intelligences and agencies and helps to shape a world in which all beings are treated with respect and compassion”
A member of Douglas First Nation, Dr. Peter Cole’s scholarship centres on narrativity, orality, Indigenous ecoliteracies, Indigenous methodologies and Indigenizing the academy. His research has focused on regeneration of traditional ecological knowledges with the St’at’imc, and more recently with the Kichwa-Lamista in Peru. Peter played a key role in initiating the dialogue on Indigenous research with SSHRC. He is the Co-Advisor of the MEd in Ecojustice & Sustainability Education, and Co-Director of the Peru Summer Institute: Ecology, Technology & Indigeneity in the High Amazon.
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Dr. Patricia O’Riley’s scholarship focuses on the intersections of technologies, social justice, ecojustice, Indigeneity and globalization, and the advancement of ecoliteracy education. For over a decade, she has been conducting research with the St’at’imc in British Columbia toward their cultural, economic and ecological sustainability. This research is expanding to include research with the Kichwa-Lamista in Peru. She is the Co-Advisor of the MEd specialization in Ecojustice & Sustainability Education, and Co-Director of the Peru Summer Institute: Ecology, Technology & Indigeneity in the High Amazon.
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