Indigenizing CityU

TED-style Insights and Panel on Significant Learning


  • Jalissa Schmidt City University in Canada


In this session, you will hear from passionate and innovative educational speakers who each represent a participating PDGIA organization. These mini TED-style talks invite vision, experience, and inspirational learnings from the most impactful developments at their institution. This session promises to be a unique and memorable way to explore living examples of our conference themes.

Author Biography

Jalissa Schmidt, City University in Canada

Jalissa Schmidt is an off-reserve member of the Acho Dene Koe First Nation, carrying her First Nations ancestry through her maternal line. As the Indigenous Campus Advocate at CityU Canada, she is dedicated to decolonizing and indigenizing higher education. Jalissa holds an undergraduate degree from UBC in Religion, Literature, and Arts and a master’s degree from SFU in the humanities.

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