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Truth and Reconciliation in Engineering Education

In this preliminary report, former and current Indigenous students, staff, and faculty in engineering faculties across Canada took part in interviews and completed surveys in which they shared their lived experiences of being an Indigenous person in engineering education, perspectives, and visions for inclusive and just engineering faculties. Synthesizing the voices of the participants, we seek to understand the truth, roots, and the intersecting forms of the culture of exclusion in engineering academia, but also, the path forward to reconciliation and transforming the engineering academic institution into one in which Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, and cultures are meaningfully woven into the fabric of the engineering academic system.

Credit: Pam Wolf and Nika Martinussen, Engineers Canada

Date: 2022