The Office of Indigenous Education would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Cash Ahenakew (pii tai poo taa), Associate Professor, Department of Education Studies for being named the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Indigenous People’s Well-Being within UBC’s Faculty of Education.
Dr. Ahenakew joined the Faculty in 2012 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 2017. Dr. Ahenakew is a Plains Cree, Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation member with a ceremonial name of “pii tai poo taa” (flying eagle). This positionality informs Dr. Ahenakew’s program of interdisciplinary program of research proposed for this Tier II Canada Research Chair.
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