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Traditional Knowledge, Applied Research, and Professionalizing Anthropology

Traditional Knowledge, Applied Research, and Professionalizing Anthropology
35 St. George Street, GB244
Time: Mar 20th, 7:00 pm End: Mar 20th, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: Indigenous, Ethnography, Ethics, Canada, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Lecture by Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives), Lakehead University

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to present:

Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Lakehead University

Traditional Knowledge, Applied Research, and Professionalizing Anthropology

Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux is the newly appointed Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives) at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay. She held the Nexen Chair in Aboriginal Leadership at the Banff Centre in Alberta for the past four years, is a Status Only Asst. Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Asst. Professor at Carleton University. She is a former Advisory Member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and a newly appointed Healthy Minds Canada Board Member. Cynthia is interested in environmental and humanitarian causes and is actively engaged in a variety of initiatives across Canada, and is a member of the Lake Simcoe Science Advisory Committee, a Lady of the Lake, and an active and engaging media representative. Her teaching and academic writing is directed towards understanding Historic and Intergenerational Trauma within the Aboriginal community and she is a member of the Chippewa of Georgina Island First Nation in Lake Simcoe. She has dedicated her life to building bridges of understanding, and sees endless merit in bringing people from diverse cultures, ages, and backgrounds together to engage in practical dialogue. Cynthia is deeply committed to public education and active youth engagement, and co-founded and chairs the Canadian Roots Exchange www.canadianroots.ca out of the University of Toronto.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Please click HERE to register.

The talk will be followed by a reception and building tours at 8:00 p.m. at 19 Russell Street.


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