Past Surrey Event: VOL 6

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VOL 6

March 24, 2016
@ Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall

What does sustainability mean? Faculty from various departments at Kwantlen Polytechnic University—including Anthropology, CADD Technologies, Creative Writing, Horticulture, and Psychology—took up the challenge to explore this question. The result is a show-and-tell evening of fast-paced images, ideas and inspiration.

  • Curriculum Hidden: Contemplating More-than-human Ethics, by Lee Beavington
  • Undiscovered Virtues of Weeds, by Lily Liu
  • Incorporating Aboriginal Wisdom to Promote Ecoliteracy, by June Kaminski
  • Sustaining Your Memories, by Kristie Dukewich
  • Siem Reap All-Stars, by Cathleen With
  • Sustaining Sanity Through Creative Practice, by Elizabeth Barnes
  • Sustainability is Not Just Being Green, by Daryl Massey
  • Social Innovation Has to Start Somewhere, by Larissa Petrillo
  • Four Simple Things You Can Do to Save Honeybees, by Farhad Dastur

It’s a fun, social evening, with live music by Borealis String Quartet followed by short and snappy presentations!

Presented by Surrey Civic Theatres in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Incorporating Aboriginal Wisdom to Promote Ecoliteracy

BY JUNE KAMINSKI
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 24, 2016

Ecological sustainability is a goal of many Canadian organizations and professionals, including nurses. The most logical source of sustainability wisdom that promotes ecological wholeness are traditional Aboriginal teachings and philosophies. Nursing educational programs are beginning to incorporate Aboriginal wisdom into curriculum to promote holistic nursing care of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people and to help evolve ecoliteracy. Nursing faculty follow a mandate to teach students to be active agents of advocacy for global issues including environmental health and ecology.

This Pechakucha by June Kaminski addresss how students create content to help nurses explore ecological issues and engage in the process of finding solutions to critical issues, and how Aboriginal wisdom supports this. It also explore show the Canadian Nurses for Health of the Environment encourages all Canadian nurses to become involved in promoting ecological sustainability on a national level.

June Kaminski
BSN-Post Baccalaureate Coordinator, Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey
Elizabeth Barnes
Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey
Cathleen With
in Surrey
Lily Liu
in Surrey
Farhad Dastur
in Surrey
Daryl Massey
in Surrey