Empowering Indigenous Students and Communities through International Baccalaureate (IB) Education

Experienced educators will share how schools are building upon the teaching and learning practices of the IB Primary Years in ways that successfully engage Indigenous learners, knowledges, traditions and their communities.

Program research will be highlighted and discussions leading to research opportunities will form part of the day.

Lunch will be provided.


Location: First Nations Longhouse (Sty-Wet-Tan Hall) 

Date: December 5th, 2019

Time: 9:00 am to 3: 00 pm


Speakers and Programs

Keynote Speaker: Brad Baker, District Principal of Indigenous Education NVD

Introduction: Dr Jan Hare, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education

Overview of the Primary Years Programme: Bob Poole, IB Organization

History and Context: Gary Little, former Associate Superintendent VSB

School-Based Research Review: Cheryl Aman


The PYP in Action

Val Allen (Principal) and Julie Shaw (PYP Coordinator) from SenPokChin School in Oliver

Jennifer Wilson (Principal) and Jen Aragon (PYP Coordinator) from Queen Mary School in North Vancouver

Margaret Paxton (Principal) and Joanna Wood (PYP Coordinator) from Southlands School in Vancouver


For further information, please email indigenous.education@ubc.ca or register below: