Strategic Planning Speaker Series



P.O. Box 631 Station A
Toronto, ON, M1K 5E9


Dr. Stephanie Waterman

Dr. Stephanie Waterman

Dr. Stephanie J. Waterman - Indigenous Ways of Being in Postsecondary Education
Thursday, May 10 – 1:00 to 3:30 PM – L1-02, Progress Campus

Indigenous Ways of Being in Postsecondary Education

Dr. Michelle Pidgeon’s Holistic Framework for supporting Indigenous students incorporates the 4Rs – Respect, Relationship, Responsibility, and Relevance (Kirkness & Barnhardt, 1991) – with physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual ways of being. The Holistic Framework provides inspiration and foundation for our communities—higher education and Indigenous—toward respectful, deeper connections and learning for all members. Along with negotiation, we will explore ways to intentionally weave Indigenous ways of being into Centennial College’s Strategic Plan.

About Dr. Stephanie J. Waterman

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Stephanie J. Waterman, PhD, Onondaga, Turtle clan, is an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, in Leadership, Higher & Adult Education, and coordinates the Student Development/Student Services in Higher Education program. She is a co-chair for the NASPA: National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community Research & Scholarship committee and a Senior Scholar, ACPA-College Student Educators International. Her research interests are Indigenous student college experiences, First Nations/Native American Student Affairs units, Indigenous methodologies/pedagogy, college transition, and critical race theories. She is a co-editor of (2013) Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education and (2018) Beyond Access: Indigenizing Programs for Native American Student Success, (Stylus).