Shared Space

The Ethical Space

An open teepee canvas with the symbol of the Morning Star represents the shared, ethical space for dialogue — an equitable place that is inclusive, respectful and exploratory; a safe place to share ideas that help guide and shape the process of renewal and transformation.

Foundations of Shared Space

Proceeding with mutual respect and purpose requires ongoing dialogue and deepening understanding — a process of creating “shared” or “ethical” space. The creation of a shared space will bring Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Keepers and thought leaders together with senior university leadership for open dialogue on defining and refining the concepts and practice of Indigenization, specific to UCalgary.

We commit to exploring, supporting and sustaining the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in teaching, learning, research and practice throughout campus.