The Maple League is pleased to invite you to the penultimate Better Together session of our fall Term, Etuaptmumk in a Time of Reconciliation with Mount Allison's Marsha Vicaire.
Please note that this session is on Tuesday, as opposed to our usual Wednesday timeslot.
When: Tuesday, November 22nd @ 11 (ET) / Noon (AT)
Where: Live on Zoom - register with this link: https://tinyurl.com/BT-Two-Eyed-Seeing
About the session: Etuaptmumk, the Mi’kmaw concept of Two-Eyed Seeing, is a guiding principle that brings together different insights and ways of knowing. As a fluent Mi’kmaw speaker, Marsha will explore how Etuaptmumk is characterized within research mainly in terms of understanding positionality, maintaining respectful relationships, and creating ethical spaces. Throughout the session, Marsha will share her reflections of how the Mi’kmaw language has strengthened her journey of co-learning and co-creating knowledge, as well as expand upon the dialogue of how Etuaptmumk fosters an inclusive and respectful balance in healing and learning.
About the presenter: Marsha Vicaire has 20 years of experience working in the areas of mental health, research, and education. She has been involved in strength-based projects focused on the promotion of mental health, resilience, and well-being of Indigenous peoples. Marsha is skilled at Indigenizing course content and has taught various undergraduate courses in Indigenous studies and education. In 2021, she was appointed Assistant Professor at Mount Allison University in the Department of Canadian Studies. Additionally, Marsha has held leadership positions in both management and governance at a local level. She has served as a board member for various health and natural resources committees, as well as an elected councillor for her community.
Marsha holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Concordia University, a Master of Arts in Educational and Counselling Psychology from McGill University and has successfully passed her doctoral comprehensive examination in Learning Sciences also at McGill University. With fluency in both Mi’gmaw and English, Marsha consistently strives to balance and incorporate both the Western and Indigenous knowledges in her leadership, professional and academic roles. Marsha is Mi’gmaw from Listuguj First Nation situated on the Gaspé peninsula within Gespe’gewa’gi.
If you have any questions, please contact the Maple League's Faculty Excellence Lead, Neil Silcox at firstname.lastname@example.org.