Provost’s Lecture on Diversity

Beyond Inclusion and Reconciliation to Decolonization in Science and Technology

Kim TallBear, Ph.D.

Professor of Native Studies, University of Alberta
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 — 12:30pm
*NEW LOCATION* – Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts | 3680 Walnut Street
Free & Open to the Public

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Beyond Inclusion and Reconciliation to Decolonization in Science Technology

On Wednesday, March 15th, Kim TallBear, Professor of Native Studies at University of Alberta and this year’s Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow, will deliver The Provost’s Lecture on Diversity: Beyond Inclusion and Reconciliation to Decolonization in Science Technology. Indigenous peoples are usually at the receiving end of the scientific gaze. Scientific research, technology development, and related policy interventions aimed at Indigenous populations have been structured by colonial worldviews that scientists and other researchers are often unaware they possess. This talk highlights Indigenous resistance to colonial research, specifically through a lens of decolonization, the restitution of “land and life”—one that goes beyond the dominant “diversity and inclusion” approaches of the academy in the US and Canada. It also discusses efforts to transform scientific research, technology use, and training in order to increase the benefit of science and technology for Indigenous peoples.

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Past Provost’s Lectures on Diversity

Provost's Lecture on Diversity 2020

Diversity Chang Muy

Diversity MacKinnon

Diversity Ramsey

Diversity Yoshino

Diversity Roberts