With this talk, Dwayne Donald will bring focus on the curricular promotion of market-informed notions of citizenship that are unsustainable and continually overlook Indigenous wisdom insights on sacred ecology, holism, and ethical relationality. The point will be made that curriculum thought and notions of human being-ness must begin with an acknowledgement of what gives life.

Dr. Dwayne Donald is a descendent of the Amiskwaciwiyiniwak and the Papaschase Cree. He is an associate professor in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education. His work focuses on the ways in which Indigenous philosophies can expand and enhance our understandings of curriculum and pedagogy. He is the organizer of a popular River Valley Walk designed to recover and share Indigenous history in Edmonton.

Winter 2020 Sustainability Lectures

The Sustainability Council presents an ongoing lecture series exploring local expertise and global innovation across all fields of sustainability. Meet scholars from the University of Alberta and beyond in fields ranging from engineering to ecology, public health to poetry, native studies to nanotechnology.

Our speakers share new perspectives, and explore the diversity of issues encompassed by sustainability. Please join us and help expand the campus dialogue on sustainability issues including: climate change, biodiversity, renewable energy, inequality and food security.

Date Speaker Location Time
Jan. 14 Victor Lieffers: Forest Sustainability SAB 1-36 Noon–1 p.m.
Jan. 23 Dwayne Donald: Homo Economicus and Forgetful Curriculum SAB 1-36 Noon–1 p.m.
Feb. 5 Vien Truong: Exponential Equity CCIS 1-430 7–9 p.m.
Feb. 26 Mary Beckie: Moving Beyond Organic? Ecological Farming and Local Food Trends in Alberta SAB 1-36 Noon–1 p.m.
Mar. 6 Diana Leong: Anchoring the Climate Commons - Slave Ship Earth 3-26 Arts & Convocation Hall 3–5 p.m.
TBD Green Drinks on Campus Dewey's Pub TBD
April 22 Panel: Earth Day at 50 TBD TBD
May 22 Sheena Wilson: Energy In/Out of Place TBD TBD