How to deploy cultural intelligence from one’s environment through the indigenization of an institution – two examples from Ahuntsic College (F/SI)

May 5, 2020 | 10:15 - 11:15

Location: 210 D
Track: Governing Excellence

As a follow-up to a presentation offered during the CICan 2019 Conference highlighting the first phases of the indigenization process undertaken by Ahuntsic College, participants will be asked to explore more applied forms of indigenization, consistent with the deployment of a cultural intelligence that is both individual and collective.

To illustrate what is involved when a Cégep seeks institutional decolonization more specifically, two examples will be described using notions linked to cultural intelligence, such as cultural relativism, cultural competency and cultural safety. To be noted: the latter is part of the new Ahuntsic College strategic plan (2019-2024).

Participants will get the chance to experiment with a micro-version of this workshop that will apply the lesson of discomfort in the way we look at First Nations. The lesson of discomfort is an interdisciplinary posture aimed at countering the helplessness that is felt when faced with an injustice.

Session Speakers

Julie Gauthier

Enseignante en anthropologie

Collège Ahuntsic

Nathalie Vallée

Directrice générale

Collège Ahuntsic

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