Our next session will be held on Friday, September 16th, 2022 at noon (PT). Maï Yasue (Interim Director, Equity, Partnerships, and Engagement at UBC Equity and Inclusion Office) will lead the session this week.
The Lunch & Learn Series hosts a Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)-based discussion session on the third Friday of each month. These sessions are led by Will Valley (Associate Dean, EDI at Faculty of Land and Food Systems) and the Learning Centre Team, and will be open to all. For these sessions, attendees will be provided with an article or podcast episode that will be explored in a reflective and interactive discussion.
In this session, Maï will present two psychological frameworks that can help conservationists, educators and administrators develop programs and intervention strategies to facilitate deep, widespread and enduring sociocultural change. She will use examples from fishers in the Philippines, farmers in Tasmania, as well as university students in order to demonstrate how some of the lesson learned from these case studies could be applied to foster sociocultural change to support JEDII (Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Indigenization and Inclusion).
Join Maï, Will and the Learning Centre team this Friday to explore this session! To register for the Lunch & Learn Series, please visit https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5cscumsqDwrG9OI5NHXco_FeqnmI0pzdWM1
Pre-Reading for the session:
- For people attending the session because they are interested in education: Read Chamberlin, Yasue and Chiang on grades and student motivation.
- For people attending the session because they are interested in applications towards conservation and the environment: Read the paper by Cetas and Yasue on protected areas and community-based conservation.
- For people whose interests are more related to farming: Read the paper by Yasue, et al on Tasmanian landowners and conservation.
About the speaker:
Prior to joining the Equity and Inclusion Office, Maï Yasue was faculty member and administrator for 13 years at Quest University Canada where she taught and developed over 50 interdisciplinary, student-centered courses in ecology, conservation, and environmental studies. She also chaired the university’s first equity and diversity committee and admissions and financial aid committee where she helped revise admissions procedures to enhance transparency and equity while improving support for students with financial needs. As the head of social sciences and the faculty assessment and review committee, she embedded more equitable, transparent, and inclusive practices in faculty hiring policies, evaluation, and review procedures.
Maï obtained her MSc in Zoology at the University of Oxford and her PhD in Geography at the University of Victoria. She also did a post-doc in the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries here at UBC on the social and ecological impacts of community-based marine reserves in the Philippines. Maï has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in disciplines including zoology, geography, psychology and education.