Please join the Faculty of Education in congratulating Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem on being appointed to the Order of Canada.
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours and is given to people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities. The work she has done, and continues to do locally, nationally, and internationally, perfectly encapsulates these qualities
Dr. Archibald is an Indigenous scholar, author, and pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education. Her work includes time as the Associate Dean for Indigenous Education and Director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), and as a Professor Emeritus of Educational Studies.
A member of the Stól:lō Nation, Dr. Archibald is described as a visionary and an agent of change. Through her incredible work, Dr. Archibald is recognized nationally for creating culturally relevant teacher education and graduate programs for Indigenous students. During a long career, her work has transformed the learning landscape through curriculum and program development, policy, teaching, and research.
At the international level, Dr. Archibald has helped establish a formal relationship between UBC and the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where she served as Director for the International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education.
Congratulations, Dr. Archibald, for this well-deserved honour!