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Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.
Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives provides institution-wide Indigenous strategic leadership and advice in the ongoing implementation of Western’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (2016).
Working collaboratively across diverse campus and community partners, the Office leads initiatives and supports campus partners’ in increasing Indigenous voices and presence across all levels of work, study and research at Western.
The Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy Advisor will provide academic expertise and guidance across the university in the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (TRC, 2015) and Western’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (2016) with a special focus on advancing excellence in Indigenous teaching and learning.
Working under the Special Advisor to the Provost (Indigenous Initiatives), the Curriculum Advisor will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to introduce and enhance Indigenous perspectives, and teaching and learning methods into new and current curriculum / programming across Faculties and Departments.
The Advisor will offer expert consultation to faculty, instructors and staff members, on curricular / program design informed by culturally-
safe teaching practices that strive to increase understanding around respectful ways of taking up Indigenous ways of knowing and working with Indigenous students and communities, which are attentive to issues of positionality, cultural misappropriation, misrepresentation, and power dynamics.
The Advisor will also support the university in developing and piloting curriculum, researching Indigenous content and pedagogical practices, designing and coordinating a range of learning services and programs, including Indigenous-
specific teaching workshops, learning modules / videos, web-materials, community-based field experiences, and instructional resources while consulting ways appropriately with Indigenous communities for input, feedback and guidance.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :
based learning, storytelling, experiential and intergenerational and relational ways to learning
however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.
Interested applicants are asked to visit : to apply online to job reference #17636, by midnight on September 27th, 2019.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups / visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.