5
April 2023

Indigenous Inclusion: A Values Based Approach and Talbot Award Presentation

Hosted by the Victoria Branch

Status: 24 seats available
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM–8:00 PM Pacific Time
Location: Room 660 (ECS 660) Engineering and Computer Science Building University of Victoria Victoria, BC
Convenient general pay-parking can be found in Parking 1.
Presenter: Kear Porttris
Credit: Eligible for 1 CE Hour(s) of Learning
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Non-Registrant Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

UVic Student Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50
Contact: For more information about this event, please contact the Victoria Branch
Note: Registration deadline is April 1, 2023.
Join the Victoria Branch for a presentation on Indigenous Inclusion: A Values Based Approach that will help attendees understand the needs of Indigenous employees and students, and identify different tools to help shift the culture/value system of the workplace.

This presentation will discuss:

  • Development of partnerships between industry and Indigenous Communities.
  • Use of a collaborative approach to bolster and support Indigenization and engagement across disciplines.
  • Innovative projects that are pushing the limits of Indigenization in the industry.

Event Schedule

  • 5:30 PM: Doors Open
  • 5:45 PM: Registration, Light Refreshments, and Networking
  • 6:15 PM: Welcoming Remarks
  • 6:25 PM: Talbot Award Ceremony
  • 6:35 PM: Indigenous Inclusion: A Values Based Approach Presentation
  • 7:45 PM: Closing Remarks

Presenter Bio

Kear Porttris

Kear Porttris holds an undergraduate and Masters in Applied Science Degrees in Civil Engineering. Kear is a Métis-Chinese professional who has been walking in multiple worlds since he was born. His Father is Métis and his mother is a Chinese immigrant from Hong Kong. He grew up in Treaty Four Territory in Regina, Saskatchewan. With a civil engineering background, he merges education, personal, and professional experience with a solutions-based lens. He has extensive experience developing partnerships between industry and Indigenous Communities. He focuses on using a collaborative approach to bolster and support Indigenization and engagement across disciplines and find unique and effective solutions for his clients. He is able to combine his professional training with his unique perspectives and network to support clients. He is involved with several interesting and innovative projects that are pushing the limits of Indigenization in the industry.



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