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Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Mathematical Inequity in Indigenous Education

on Monday, June 21, 2021, National Indigenous Peoples Day
at 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

SPEAKER: Melania Alvarez (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences)

This lecture will be delivered in English..

In order to positively narrow the educational gap between the Indigenous communities and the rest of the population, there needs to be a continuous and long-term intervention for change. By leaving behind the philosophy of reduced expectations, mathematical scientists and educators in Western Canada have introduced a variety of interesting and challenging programs. Our first step has been to build partnerships with elders and schools run by Indigenous communities, as well as with urban public schools with a high concentration of at-risk students and Indigenous Students. With their input and support, a variety of outreach programs have been implemented, which will be described in this talk.

Registration is free but mandatory via the register tab at the top of the page.

Also visit the page of the CRM Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee