2010 Ph.D. (History), University of Toronto.
“`Toronto Has No History!’: Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism and Historical Memory in Canada’s Largest City.” Supervisor: Cecilia Morgan.
2021-2022: “Changing the Narrative at Black Creek Pioneer Village”
A SSHRC funded research project on the Indigenous history and history of Indigenous-settler relations in the northwestern GTA, with Jennifer Bonnell and Alan Corbiere, York University History Dept.; Marcel Fortin, Head, Map and Data Library, University of Toronto; Ange Loft, Jumblies Theatre; Black Creek Pioneer Village; Mississaugas of the Credit; Six Nations of Grand River; Mississaugas of Scugog; and Chippewas of Rama. Research will be used to create a permanent installation and associated artistic and informational programming at Black Creek Pioneer Village.
Teaching (now retired)
Canadian Studies Program, Glendon College: Course director, CDNS 4621, Decolonizing Canada/Décoloniser le Canada. (2018-2020)
Dept. of History: Course director, HIST 4508, Cultures and Colonialism: Canada 1600-1900, Summer 2019
CDNS 4622 Critical Perspectives on Canadian Issues/Perspectives critiques sur le Canada. Topic 2014/15 to 2018: Decolonizing Canada/Décoloniser le Canada. (Jan. 2014 to 2018).
Dept. of History: Course director, HIST 4520 Metis History in North America, Summer 2017.
Dept. of History: Course director, HIST 3546 History of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (2012/13 to 2015; 2016-18)
Dept. of History: Course Director, HIST 4508, Cultures and Colonialism in Canada, 1600-1900 (2015-16)
Dept. of History, Glendon College: Supervisor, HIST 4100, Independent Study on Fur trade and proto-Metis history in Toronto (Summer 2014)
University of Toronto
Sociology Department, University of Toronto- Scarborough, Instructor, SOCC61H3F Sociology of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Course co-developed and co-taught with staff and residential school survivors support group of Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, Fall 2017.
Aboriginal Studies Program: Supervisor, ABS 497H1 Independent Research on Indigenous Governance, Spring 2012.
Aboriginal Studies Program: Instructor, ABS 360Y1, The Politics and Process of Reconciliation in Canada, Aboriginal Studies Program, University of Toronto. Course was co-taught and co-developed with First Nations House elder Lee Maracle, using Indigenous pedagogies, 2010/11- 2012.
Historical Studies, University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM): Instructor, HIS369H5F Aboriginal Peoples of the Great Lakes, 1500-1815, Summer 2006.
Coordinating Director, University of Toronto Initiative on Indigenous Governance, Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, University of Toronto, 2009 – 2012.
- Facilitated the development of university-First Nations partnerships for community-based research and education/training that furthered Indigenous nation rebuilding and the indigenization of university curricula.
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