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Friday, October 19 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in STEM

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Actua’s Indigenous Youth in STEM Program (InSTEM) is a customized, community-based approach to engaging First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth in locally and culturally relevant STEM education. Over the past twenty years, we have worked closely with hundreds of Indigenous communities and tens of thousands of Indigenous youth. Actua has also developed strong connections with thought leaders in Indigenous education and national organizations like Indspire, the Aboriginal Human Resource Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and others. As a result, our model of Indigenous outreach is based on current thinking and successful practices in Indigenous youth engagement in STEM. This session will support participants with adapting InSTEM’s activities for the classroom and identifying opportunities for land-based learning that connect students to their surrounding community. 

NOTE: This session is intended for all grades/ages (Div 1-4).

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Noreen Demeria

Manager, InSTEM Program, Actua
Noreen Demeria is Anishanabe originally from Tootinaowazibeeng First Nation in Manitoba. Currently, she resides and works from Calgary, Alberta. Noreen’s background has been rooted in community engagement, empowerment and advocacy. The need for social justice and equality originates... Read More →
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Caitlin Quarrington

Senior Manager, Education | Gestionnaire principal, Éducation, ACTUA
As Actua's Senior Manager of Education, I oversee the national Teacher Training program as well as content development, including Actua's Artificial Intelligence (AI) project. For over 15 years, I have been involved in STEM education, both as a classroom teacher and in outreach environments... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Jubilee C - Radisson