Dr. Margaret Kovach
How do scholars and institutions engage in respectful, reciprocal relationships with the Indigenous community? What are the intersections between Indigenous ways of knowing and ethical approaches to collaborative research? How might researchers engender an ethos of ethical engagement when conducting research with Indigenous communities partners? In her talk, Margaret Kovach will unpack the concept of reciprocity as it pertains to doing research that includes, impacts, or pertains to Indigenous peoples.
About the speaker:
Margaret Kovach (Sakewew p'sim iskwew)is of Nêhiyaw and Saulteaux ancestry from Treaty Four, Saskatchewan. She is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies, UBC. Her research interests include Indigenous research methodologies and Indigenous higher education with an interest in how members of university communities work and live at the intersectionality of diversity. She is the author of Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts with a 2nd edition in progress (anticipated release Summer, 2021). She is member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. As a post-secondary educator and scholar, her teaching, research, and writing explores ways in which Canadian universities can cultivate environments that enhance the experience for Indigenous emerging scholars and graduate students.