Faculty of Education mourns passing of Dr. Karen Favell, former assistant professor and Indigenous education advocate – UM Today

Faculty of Education mourns passing of Dr. Karen Favell, former assistant professor and Indigenous education advocate – UM Today

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202284 Views

January 25, 2022 —  The University of Manitoba community is saddened to hear of the passing of faculty member Dr. Karen Favell on January 17, 2022. A member of the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation in northwestern Ontario, Dr. Favell was a passionate advocate of Indigenous education and was committed to making a difference in the lives of her students.

From 2006 to 2017, Karen worked as an instructor at Red River College, teaching and innovating numerous Indigenous education courses, including the college’s first Aboriginal Art and Music course, a course which she advocated for, helped develop, and for which she received an RRC Learning Innovation award.

“I don’t think of it as recognition to me,” Dr. Favell said of the award at the time. “I see it as recognition of the need for Aboriginal content in the programming.”

Read More: https://news.umanitoba.ca/faculty-of-education-mourns-passing-of-dr-karen-favell-former-assistant-professor-and-indigenous-education-advocate/

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