(Plains Cree for "becoming more aware")
About the Seminars
wāskamisiwin provides professional development seminars open to faculty and staff across all departments and units at the University of Saskatchewan. The seminars are a collaborative project between the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness and the Colleges of Nursing, Education, and Medicine, wherein speakers are brought in to talk abouta a variety of subjects
The goals of the wāskamisiwin seminars are to:
- generate increased awareness of the historical roots of contemporary social relations;
- bring to light current issues;
- foster more positive and respectful relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; and
- consider the implications that this history has for pedagogies being utilized within academic institutions.
The seminars guide respectful communication and interaction with Indigenous peoples and communities.