The Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (CCFI) draws faculty and students together, in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops and other interactive venues, to address Educational issues or topics of common concern from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.
CCFI seeks to drive intellectual and social innovation through the nurturance of transdisciplinary scholarship in Education. CCFI thus serves as both an active academic unit that provides graduate programs and courses, and in so doing, contributes to the development of knowledge advances across multiple fields of inquiry in Education, as well as an incubator space for the development of cross-faculty initiatives and collaborative inquiry.
Dr. Alfred Taiaiake presents 'Disconnection, Dependency and Indigenous Resurgence' at Chan Centre, March 28, 2013 @ 12:30. Graduate students whose work intersects with Dr. Taiaiake’s research on indigeneity, governance, and environmentalism will have the opportunity to participate in a lively discussion on Dr Taiaiake's work in an workshop following the public presentation.
Evelyn Lau, Vancouver Poet Laureate in conversation with education scholar and poet, Dr. Carl Leggo.
Join us for an intimate evening with Evelyn Lau, author of titles including Runaway and Grain of Rice. More
Play Chthonics: We are a group of graduate students who organize a reading series of Canadian avant-garde and experimental writing and poetry. We are currently looking for interested individuals who value the collective. This is a CV dazzler, and moreover, an amazing way to meet wonderful poets. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some information about who you are, what poets or experimental writers you like, and why you want to join.
Pearl Hunt, CCFI PhD candidate
Post Cards from Post Katrina is a component of my PhD dissertation, Music Lessons, a cultural studies analysis of music’s capacity for critical pedagogy and methodologies. In this specific case study of post Katrina, the politics of identity and difference is articulated in the socio-cultural politics of New Orleans' and the Gulf Coast reconstruction. The ethnographic work wrestles with the tensions of the critical, social justice imperative to render the people/circumstances of post-Katrina (especially working class and middleclass Blackness in a supposedly multicultural America) visible against the post structural critiques of representation that trouble the very notion of “ethnographic authority.” The critical ethnography also examines the relative lack/gap in exploring the use music and sound as social data within critical ethnographic practices and promotes the inclusion of music as a mean of making both theoretical and emotional connections to potential audiences to demonstrate how song has the capacity to convey the role/position and voice of the ethnographer. More information