Indigenous Directed Studies Course in Carving
Dr. Rickey Yada, Dean and Professor, visits Dave Robinson who is mentoring students in an Indigenous directed studies course at Britannia Secondary School in Vancouver. About a dozen students are enrolled and will earn high school credits towards social studies, math and physics by learning carving practices on treated logs. This is part of the Vancouver School Board’s Treasure Boxes Project. The photos are taken at šxʷqʷeləwən ct (One Heart, One Mind) Carving Centre at Britannia Community Centre, which is adjacent to the school.
Robinson completed NITEP, UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program, and is a former carver-in-residence at UBC Farm. He is now pursuing a PhD through UBC’s Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems program under the supervision of Dr. Yada and Professor Eduardo Jovel.