FNCC Student Focus Group: Reciprocity and the First Nations Curriculum Concentration

Current students on the FNCC are invited to participate in a focus group with other FNCC students to discuss reciprocity in the FNCC and opportunities for re-envisioning what the concentration could be like in the future.

 

A research team at the iSchool is conducting a study entitled Reciprocity and the First Nations Curriculum Concentration to support the ongoing development of the FNCC. They are conducting focus groups with FNCC students and alumni and interviews with UBC faculty and staff who have existing relationships with the FNCC. The purpose of this study is to learn from the ways participants conceptualize reciprocity in an academic context that is engaged in efforts towards decolonization/Indigenization. They aim to learn from your reflections on what the FNCC could be in the future in order to inform the changes they make today. Their work is supported by UBC’s Advancing Education Renewal grant.

Focus Groups

This is a formal invitation to participate in one of the focus groups held on the dates below. During a 90-minute session with up to 10 participants on Zoom, we will discuss your perspectives and experiences with the FNCC.  Indigenous students and alumni have the option to attend a focus group with other Indigenous students and alumni and an Indigenous facilitator or to attend one of the other focus groups with Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. If you are interested in attending a focus group, we encourage you to read this consent form for this project before deciding on whether you wish to participate. 

  • October 6, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Indigenous FNCC Students & Alumni Sharing Circle
  • November 3, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm: All FNCC Students Sharing Circle
  • January 26, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm: All FNCC Students Sharing Circle
  • February 9, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Indigenous FNCC Students & Alumni Sharing Circle

If you are interested in attending one of the above focus groups, you can RSVP using the link below. If you would like to learn more about the project, please contact the research coordinator Michelle Kaczmarek at michelle.kaczmarek@ubc.ca or Dr. Lisa Nathan at lisa.nathan@ubc.ca.

 

RSVP for one of the focus groups

 

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