Canada’s truth is out there–are we listening? By Judy Snaydon

"We’ve all heard the word “Reconciliation”, but what does it look like in practice? In this talk, Judy shares her approach to reconciliation in the design classroom. Second-year students at Capilano University are given broad briefs to self-educate through a process of fusing creativity and strategic thinking surrounding Reconciliation in Canada. Judy challenges us to follow her 5-step brief to make Reconciliation a practice in our day-to-day." — Olivia Baker-Sullivan Provisional RGD


Vancouver's Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) Nation. Like many Canadian educational institutions, “Cap” is looking to “Indigenize the Academy”. Join Judy as she describes a communication design project her second-year class has undertaken the past three years. It encourages students to increase their awareness of Indigenous issues and share their new-found knowledge with a wider audience. Judy shares some of these projects to demonstrate the importance of keeping Indigenous issues top of mind and how bright the future looks with such talented designers joining our industry. 



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