The Indigenous Strategic Plan Implementation Sub-committee aims to enact the goals and actions of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan in the UBCO Library context in support of the campus and larger community’s engagement with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Calls for Justice, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Sajni Lacey, Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, Chair
Jessica Lowry, Centre for Scholarly Communication Associate
Donna Langille, Community Engagement and Open Education Librarian
Amanda Brobbel, Senior Manager, Writing and Language Learning Supports
Kristy Baxter, Centre for Scholarly Communication Coordinator (On Leave)
Christian Isbister, Indigenous Initiatives Librarian
Kim Buschert, Faculty of Management Librarian
Michelle Tinling, Centre for Scholarly Communication Coordinator
We, as a library, wear our orange shirts to signify that we stand in solidarity with survivors and those who have been affected by the harmful legacy of Residential Schools in Canada. We continue to create space amongst our team to learn and acknowledge the ongoing legacy and trauma of Residential Schools.
We do this through many of the initiatives outlined above, and providing through this group, multiple opportunities for learning, unlearning, and reflection on the role of libraries in colonization and White Supremacy.
See our full list of books for Orange Shirt Day.