May 10, 2017
On May 10, Dean Frank hosted a special retirement reception recognizing the extensive contributions of Professor Jo-ann Archibald. For more than 40 years, Dr. Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem), Indigenous scholar, author, and pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education, has inspired many students and colleagues. A professor of Educational Studies, Dr. Archibald (BEd ’72) served as Associate Dean for Indigenous Education and Director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP).
A name transition ceremony led by Musqueam Elder Larry Grant and modified for the University context, representing a way of passing on oral history and genealogy, also took place. The responsibilities of the name c̓ec̓əwəłtən sni̓w̓stənəq, given by Musqueam in 2005 to the UBC Faculty of Education’s Associate Dean for Indigenous Education position, held by Dr. Archibald, were passed on to Dr. Jan Hare as she now holds the position.