Unsettling Economics 2018

25-27 June, 2018

The "Unsettling Economics" workshop will gather together 15–25 internationally renowned Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, representatives of Indigenous organizations, civil servants, and students in economics. The three days of the workshop will include training, presentations of innovative research by scholars, and workshops to develop new curricular materials (e.g., course syllabi and case studies). 

The workshop will 1) introduce economics researchers to Indigenous histories and cultures and to community engagement models; 2) help foster culturally appropriate models and policies for economic development in Indigenous communities; 3) develop curriculum materials to train economics students; 4) provide a platform for sharing recent research and discussion.


  • Donna Feir and Rob Gillezeau, UVic Department of Economics
  • Rob Hancock, UVic Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement
  • Krishna Pendakur, Simon Fraser University, Department of Economics


The program is viewable here.


  • UVic Department of Economics
  • UVic Faculty of Social Sciences
  • UVic Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement
  • UVic Centre for Global Studies
  • UVic REPA Research Group
  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs 
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Virginia Military Institute

Email to contact: workshop2018@uvic.ca