When: June 5, 2019 | 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Where: JIBC Campus Theatre
715 McBride Boulevard
TEDxJIBC is a local, independently organized event to be held on June 5, 2019 at the JIBC New Westminster campus.
Our theme for this event is Small Ripples, Big Waves. The diverse group of people present will be able to learn from one another, both as speakers and as attendees, and will leave the event-driven to creatively improve our collective future.
Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla was born and raised on the island of Hawai’i; she was immersed in hula (Hawaiian traditional dance), taught by her Native Hawaiian and Filipino kumu hula (hula master) mother. From her Filipino father, she developed a deep connection to the ocean and was taught to appreciate, respect, and embrace the ocean. Her interest in the Hawaiian language emerged when she attended Kamehameha Schools, learning ‘Olelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian) formally at a time when “learning and/or speaking Hawaiian would not be relevant in the ‘real-world.'” She now resides in Vancouver, as an Assistant Professor in Language and Literacy Education and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at UBC.