Teaching Strides

MRU Faculty Daring Greatly

Season 3, Episode 1: Indigenizing University Education

Dr. Liam Haggarty

Dr. Liam Haggarty is an associate professor of Indigenous Studies in the Department of Humanities and Coordinator of Indigenization for the Division of Academic Affairs.  He is a settler scholar originally from Victoria, BC, unceded Coast and Straits Salish territory, where he received his BA and MA from the University of Victoria.  He completed his PhD at the University of Saskatchewan in Treaty 6 territory before arriving at Mount Royal University in 2011.  His research focuses on Indigenous education and cross-cultural relationship building as necessary elements of Indigenization and reconciliation in Canada today.

Dr. Jennifer Pettit

Dr. Jennifer Pettit is a Full Professor in Indigenous Studies and History and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Mount Royal University. Her research in Indigenous history and Canadian history has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Department of Canadian Heritage. As an advocate for experiential and service learning, Professor Pettit is a multi-award winning educator, having been recognized with the MERLOT Classic Award for History, the prestigious Pierre Berton Award, four Teaching Excellence Awards from the Mount Royal Students’ Association, two Distinguished Faculty Awards, and an Award for Teaching Innovation from the Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculty Association.