Dr. Archibald winner of the 2020 Great Trekker Award

Congratulations to Dr Jo-ann Archibald on winning the 2020 AMS Great Trekker Award!

Dr Archibald is a distinguished academic, educator and author from the Stó:lō and Xaxli’p First Nations. She graduated at the UBC Faculty of Education in 1975 and got a Master’s and PhD at SFU afterwards.

During her career, she made an incredible impact in the field of indigenous education through curriculum development, policy, teaching and research. She has won numerous awards including being appointed as an officer to the Order of Canada in 2018.

She is the author of the book Indigenous Storywork: Educating the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit.

The Great Trekker Award is presented each year to an alumnus or alumnae who have made unique contributions to the UBC and wider community. It was first established in 1950 to commemorate the Great Trek of October 28, 1922, when UBC students marched to pressure the government to complete work on the university’s buildings.

More about Dr. Archibald coming soon!