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Stryker S. Calvez, Educational Development Specialist: Aboriginal Engagement and Education
PhD (2014) Sociocultural Applied Psychology, University of Guelph, ON.
MA (2008) Social Applied Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, SK.
BA Honours (2005) Social Psychology, University of British Columbia, BC.
Stryker is an education specialist, researcher, and evaluator who self-identifies as Michif (Metis; with Cree, Mohawk, French, and Scottish ancestry) from the Red River territory (now Winnipeg). As the most recent member of the GMCTE, he manages the Indigenous Voices program and supports faculty and staff who are strategizing and engaging in the process of Indigenization at the University of Saskatchewan.
For the last ten years Stryker has actively engaged in working with and for Indigenous postsecondary programs, national institutes, schools, communities, and leaders to help build stronger and more impactful social programs for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. During this time he has been involved in developing clinical capacity and research support for people living with HIV in Saskatchewan, designed acculturation and cross-cultural training support for immigrant newcomers to Canada, implemented and assessed an Ontario Public Health child safety social media campaign, contracted with the Ontario Public Service to assess diversity and inclusion programming for twelve vulnerable employee populations, and participated as a member and representative on more than fifteen postsecondary boards, committees, and associations.
Stryker can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (306-966-6280).
Dr. Winona Wheeler, Faculty Fellow
PhD (2000) Comparative Ethnic Studies/History/Native American Studies. University of California, Berkeley
MA (1988) History. University of British Columbia
BA, Hons (1986) History. University of Manitoba
Winona is a member of the Ochekwi Sipi (Fisher River) Cree Nation in Treaty No. 5 (Manitoba) territory though her family hails from George Gordon’s First Nation in Treaty No. 4 territory Saskatchewan). She has been a professional historian and a professor of Indigenous Studies since 1988 with research interests in and publications on the history of Indigenous-Newcomer relations, Indigenous oral histories and traditional knowledge, colonialism and anti-colonial studies, Land Claims and Treaty Rights. She is currently an Associate Professor and the Department Head of Native Studies (soon to be Indigenous Studies) at the University of Saskatchewan, President Elect of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), and serves on local and national committees including the Aboriginal Advisory Committee of the Canadian Museum of History and as Keeper for the upcoming Walking With Our Sisters Exhibit (October 31 – November 21, 2014 in Saskatoon). She is a mother, a grandmother, and lives at Sakakweyana ranch near Duck Lake, SK, with her husband Tyrone Tootoosis and her horses.
Tereigh Ewert-Bauer, Educational Development Specialist: Inclusivity
Tereigh is a mother of two amazing daughters, and has lived on many treaty territories, and in Latin America. She completed her M.A. in English Literature in 2005, focusing on “whiteness,” feminism, life-writing and identity, and neo-colonial theories. Building on this foundation, she has completed the UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies, and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.
Tereigh was part of the Indigenous Voices development, pilot, and delivery team from 2011 to present. In her role as an Educational Development Specialist in “Inclusivity” she now collaborates with the current Indigenous Voices team in, for example, the planning of core and tailored programming.
Some of Tereigh’s scholarly and developmental interests include decolonizing and Indigenizing the university, intercultural competence and communication, internationalization, inclusive teaching practices across the disciplines, and critically reflective teaching.
Tereigh can be reached by E-mail or by phone (306.966.6321).