Decanal Advisory Committee on Indigenous Research, Teaching & Learning

Interim Report 2020-21 and 2021-22

Committee Members

  • Professor Eileen Antone, Special Advisor to the Dean on Indigenous Issues
  • Co-Chair: Professor Randy Boyagoda, Vice-Dean Undergraduate, Department of English
  • Co-Chair: Professor Susan Hill, Director of the Centre for Indigenous Studies (CIS)/History & Provostial Advisor on Indigenous Curriculum and Education
  • A&S support: Emma Stromberg, Indigenous Partnerships Advisor, Office of the Dean
  • Sarina Annis, Graduate Student, Department for the Study of Religion
  • Donald Boere, Assistant Principal and Registrar, Innis College
  • Alana Boland, Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning
  • Liza Bolton, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Statistical Sciences
  • Emily Gilbert, Director, Canadian Studies Program, Professor, Department of Geography & Planning
  • Marty Krkosek, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Bonnie Jane Maracle, Learning Strategist, First Nations House
  • Bonnie McElhinny, Principal, New College
  • Mia McKie, Graduate Student, Department of History
  • Jennifer Murrin, Centre Coordinator, Centre for Indigenous Studies
  • Neil Neebar, Associate Faculty Registrar & Director, Registrar Services
  • Keren Rice, University Professor, Department of Linguistics
  • Shannon Simpson, Director, Office of Indigenous Initiatives
  • Kim Strong, Chair, Department of Physics
  • Dale Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Brenda Wastasecoot, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Centre for Indigenous Studies & Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Kevin White, Assistant Professor, Centre for Indigenous Studies
  • Michael White, Director, First Nations House


The Decanal Advisory Committee on Indigenous Research, Teaching and Learning (IRTL) wishes to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

Indigenous Research, Teaching & Learning Interim Report at a Glance

This interim report serves as an update to the Arts & Science (A&S) community regarding the Committee’s activity between the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic terms. The action items identified below are currently in process and a more detailed report will be provided during the Fall/Winter term of 2022/23.