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*POSTPONED* CANADA | UW Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies Annual Lecture: "Profiles of Perseverance and Success in Inuit Education"
*POSTPONED* CANADA | UW Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies Annual Lecture: "Profiles of Perseverance and Success in Inuit Education"
WhenThursday, Apr 9, 2020, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room101
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsCanadian Studies Center
UW Office of Global Affairs
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Social Sciences Division
College of Arts and Sciences
College of the Environment
Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, Ottawa
Description

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED**

UW Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies Annual Lecture
Profiles of Perseverance and Success in Inuit Education
by Dr. Kathy Snow, 2019-20 Chair, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Thomson Hall, Room 101

Followed by a reception, Thomson 317

RSVP to canada@uw.edu by Wednesday, April 1.



Profiles of Perseverance and Success in Inuit Education

Across the Arctic, innovative teachers, principals, school boards, and community members have been moving forward toward the National Committee on Inuit Education’s goal of supporting Inuit youth to stay in school and achieve stronger educational outcomes. A team of researchers partnered with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (the national Inuit organization in Canada) and local communities to identify areas where Inuit schools and communities are having the most success in supporting students. Dr. Snow will share some of the key themes arising from a series of six assets-based case studies carried out across Inuit Nunangat’s four regions. Promising practices identified by community members included: initiatives around language; the land; culture; parental engagement; multi-generational relationships and Elder involvement; teacher preparation and retention; student wellness; and opportunities for meaningful academic and extracurricular involvement.

Dr. Kathy Snow is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is also the Academic Lead for the University’s Certificate in Educational Leadership Nunavut, a partnership program between University of Prince Edward Island and the Government of Nunavut to support professional develop of teachers. As a qallunaat (non-Inuit person) who grew up in Nunavut, Dr. Snow has experienced the education system of the territory from multiple perspectives which has led her to research in service of her first home. She researches in the areas of Inuit student success, persistence and wellness as well as Inuit teacher education, and resilience.



The Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies is supported by the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Environment, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, Ottawa. The Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, serves as the hosting unit for the Canada Fulbright Chair.


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