*This session is hosted by the Centre for Learning and Teaching*


Following each Year of Belonging Speaker forum, the Centre for Learning and Teaching will facilitate a 2-hour gathering for people to learn more from leaders on campus regarding forum themes, and how to “build belonging.” These leaders will speak to the themes and then open up a conversation and provide opportunities for participants to share reflections and ask questions regarding how to apply what they’ve learned to their teaching practices. 


Building Belonging: Reconciliation in Post-Secondary Education, March 12, 2018. 10 am to 12 pm (302 Student Union Building)


In this follow-up gathering, in response to Senator Murray Sinclair’s Belong Forum talk, conversations will focus on how to enact the TRC calls to action, and thoughts and ideas regarding embedding Indigenous content, worldviews, and ways of knowing and learning in our classes.


Campus Leaders for the Gathering:


Dr. Jennifer LlewellynViscount Bennett Professor of Law at the Schulich School of LawHer teaching and research is focused in the areas of relational theory, restorative justice, truth commissions, international and domestic human rights law and Canadian constitutional law. She has written and published extensively on the theory and practice of a restorative approach in both transitional contexts and established democracies. Professor Llewellyn was the Director of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Community University Research Alliance (NSRJ-CURA), a collaborative research partnership between university and community partners focused on the institutionalization of restorative justice, with particular attention to the example of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program. Professor Llewellyn advises and supports a number of projects and programs using a restorative approach in Nova Scotia and internationally. 


Dr. Naiomi MetallicSchulich School of Law: Dr. Metallic, from the Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nation in Quebec, was the first Mi'gmaq person to be a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2006. She is currently completing a Professional LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. She has also has served as a member of the Dalhousie University Board of Governors, the Halifax Aboriginal People’s Network, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Bar Council, and the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission, among other organizations. Her teaching and research interests include the very areas of a law in which she has practiced with Burchells since 2008: constitutional, Aboriginal, public, administrative, civil procedure, evidence, and labour and employment. She was named to the 2016 Best Lawyer in Canada list in the area of Aboriginal law.


Dr. Fredrick Wien, Professor Emeritus: Following a career that included an academic appointment at University of Western Ontario, and the Director of the Maritime School of Social Work in 1981, between 1992 and 1996, Dr. Wien served as the Deputy Director of Research at the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples where he headed up the research program on employment and economic development. Upon his return to Dalhousie in 1996, he continued as a professor in the School of Social Work but also serves as the nominated principal applicant for the Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program, funded by CIHR/IAPH. He is also the co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AAEDIRP). 

 At a national level, he is a member of the Make Poverty History Expert Advisory Committee serving the Assembly of First Nations, and the Advisory Committee on Social Conditions for Statistics Canada.