Roads to Research: Indigenous Alumni Survey

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The Roads to Research YouTube channel has been updated with a new pre-recorded presentation:

Indigenous Alumni Survey

Royal Roads graduate Christine Webster presents with School of Leadership Studies faculty members Drs. Kathy Bishop, Wanda Krause and Elizabeth Hartney.

The Indigenous Alumni Survey seeks to improve cultural safety supports, and to acknowledge, understand and integrate Indigenous knowledge across Royal Roads University.

The goals were to build an accurate understanding of how Indigenous students experience Royal Roads University; appropriate language to use in relation to Indigenous issues; strengths in current Royal Roads University programs for Indigenous students; and challenges and barriers to Indigenous students experiencing cultural safety. It also aims to develop new approaches to supporting Indigenous students, identify appropriate directions for curriculum development, and enhance the overall learning experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students by including Indigenous ways of being, doing and knowing within the School of Leadership Studies.

The development of knowledge and identification of other supports to create a learning experience that embraces diversity in knowledge production across the university will benefit both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Indigenous students will benefit from a more meaningful and relevant educational experience in seeing their cultures reflected in the course content and process. This will provide an opportunity for innovative knowledge creation concerning cultural safety for students in post-secondary graduate education in Canada, and particularly, in online and blended programs, such as those at Royal Roads University.

Please click here to view this pre-recorded presentation.