News and events

Arthur Mercer, past CEO, Nisga’a Commercial Group, joins NCIED

Arthur, Simoogit Galga, is a hereditary Chief, and past CEO, Nisga’a Commercial Group, and economic development coordinator for the Nisga’a Lisim’s Government. His broad experience over three decades includes building strategic economic development partnerships that increase business accessibility and capacity building.

Peter Lantin, past president Haida Nation, advises NCIED

In the summer of 2019, Peter Lantin, past president of the Haida Nation, moved to Victoria. Fortunately, for NCIED, Lantin and Dr. Brent Mainprize, had worked together for many years. While Lantin was president, they co-developed Haida Owned and Operated, an entrepreneurial program tailored for Haida residents to become self-reliant through business ownership. It was an honour that Lantin was willing to share his expertise on Indigenous governance and business, not only with NCIED, but also with the students, faculty and staff of the Gustavson School of Business.

BCAAFC Management Training Academy (MTA)

BCAAFC, NCIED and Gustavson School of Business, in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education, secured funding for a BCAAFC Management Training Academy (MTA). From September 2019 to February 2020, participants selected from Friendship Centres in BC completed the MTA to further their training, experience and management skill set to aid in the succession planning for Friendship Centres.

Reconciling Ways of Knowing Forum

Reconciling Ways of Knowing: Indigenous Knowledge and Science Forum, scheduled for May 25-27, 2020 at the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng First Nation and Winnipeg, Manitoba, moved online due to COVID-19. The Forum, convened by Miles Richardson, O.C.; Dr. David Suzuki; Dr. Nancy Turner; and Elder Dr. Dave Courchene, Jr. (the convenors), in partnership with the Indigenous Leadership Initiative and David Suzuki Foundation, was created to build understanding and relationships across Indigenous and scientific ways of knowing.

TUKTUUYAQTUUQ (Caribou Crossing): Maureen Gruben

In Maureen Gruben's careful attention to life-sustaining physical elements, she alsotraces the caribou's vast immaterial presence in her culture.

To Fish As Formerly: A Story of Straits Salish Resurgence

To Fish as Formerlytells the story of the SX̱OLE (the Reef Net Fishery) through contemporary art, traditional knowledge and historical documentation.

Living Without Oil webinar: Solar- Cost and Limiting Efficiency of Silicon Solar Panels

Over the last 40 years the cost of silicon solar panels has decreased by more than afactor of 300, annual production has increased by five orders of magnitude and energy conversion efficiency has doubled. This seminar will explain what is likely to happen in the future with respectto solar panel cost, production volume and efficiency.

An Elder Academy Event

Intro to Data Analysis with RStudio

ANTH Colloquium: And Now For Something Completely Different: Thinking Critically About Scholarship’s Institutional Setting

Zoom link, meeting ID & password here.

Chemistry seminar: Zohrab Ahmadi

Zohrab Ahmadi, Senior Chemist, Econotech Laboratory Services
Seminar title: From Oil Sands to Pulp, Paper and Biomass: Chemistry the Common Tread
Host: Scott McIndoe

Dynamics Seminar: Flexibility of the pressure function

Speaker: Anthony Quas, University of Victoria
Location: via Zoom
Event type: Dynamics seminar