UBC Homecoming: Faculty of Education
Truth and Reconciliation: Connect, Create, and Learn
Join us at 2023 UBC Homecoming for the Faculty of Education’s open house, where you can embark on a journey of learning focused on Truth and Reconciliation through interactive activities. Enjoy a welcoming, all-ages atmosphere filled with shared stories and educational, meaningful crafts, including:
- Design buttons
- Weave cedar bracelets
- Crochet red dresses
- Crochet orange sweaters
Featured Reading: The Secret Pocket
At 11:00 am, join alumna Peggy Janicki, BEd’01, MEd’14, for a reading of her recently published book, The Secret Pocket, which captures the story of how Indigenous girls at a residential school sewed secret pockets into their dresses to hide food and survive.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
11:00 am – 2:00 pm PT
Scarfe Foyer, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4
Peggy Janicki, BEd’01, MEd’14
“I am a Teacher, graphic/facilitator, artist, and author (Spring 2023). I have worked as a classroom Teacher, District Teacher, Indigenous Mentor Teacher, union leader, and adjunct Professor.
I identify as a worker and a Canoe Puller. A tenet of Coast Salish War Canoe racing is to “keep your head down and pull!”; it alludes to not looking around at distractions and putting ALL your energy into your paddle. In the spirit of my training and discipline I wish to exert my energies towards creativity, sovereignty, futurity, and joy in its’ many forms” (Janicki, 2022).
Janicki, M. (2022, March 5). Introduction.
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