ARTbrain Cedar Summer – learning about Truth and Reconciliation

I think that Truth and Reconciliation is the most important conversation of our times, and full of so many interesting aspects for all of us.  Yet people with disabilities are almost always left out of the conversation.  There are so many parallels to our stories that we think it is important to foster discussion about it.  As Indigenous people were moved into Residential Schools and Indian Hospitals, people with disabilities were hospitalised.  I talked to retired social workers from Woodlands who took Indigenous children out of Indian Hospitals and into Woodlands to keep them “safer.”  The Woodlands Memorial garden contains … Continue reading ARTbrain Cedar Summer – learning about Truth and Reconciliation

ARTbrain – a new project

Now that this has been formally announced, we can share some great news!  Our new ARTbrain project combines a few ideas that Liz Etmanski, Susan Powell and I have been talking about for a while.  We were grateful to receive some funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to explore these ideas over the next eight months.  Our proposal read, Access to fine arts and humanities education has been almost impossible for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and this project will involve them in thinking critically about how art works, making art, works from art history and … Continue reading ARTbrain – a new project

What’s happening… our schedule!

2020 Jan 6th, classes begin at Douglas College.  Teaching: DACS 2380. Person Centred Planning and Community Building.  Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies. Department: Disability & Community Studies.  CFCS 2212 Aboriginal Children, Youth and Families: Transforming Legislation and Policies. Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies. Department: Aboriginal Stream. CFCS 1130: Change and Development Through the Lifespan.  Faculty/Department: Child, Family & Community Studies Coordination: Aboriginal Stream, Faculty, Child, Family & Community Studies.   2019 Sept 3rd, classes begin at Douglas College.  Teaching: DACS 2420 Personal and Professional Leadership.  Faculty, Child, Family & Community Studies.  Department: Disability and Community Studies. CFCS 2332: Strengthening the … Continue reading What’s happening… our schedule!