Congratulations to Dr. Celeste Pedri-Spade on being awarded the 2022 Principal’s Teaching and Learning Award - Indigenous Education Award.
As noted in the Queen's Gazette, “Dr. Pedri-Spade, an associate professor in Global Development Studies and Queen’s National Scholar in Indigenous Studies, is aware of students’ differences when it comes to learning styles. She creates a warm, inviting learning environment where students are asked for their input on evaluation methods and are empowered to become equal partners in the learning process. Dr. Pedri-Spade encourages students to submit assignments as creative pieces, through spoken word, poetry, or a collage. Students also benefit from Dr. Pedri-Spade inviting Indigenous scholars from across Canada to share their perspectives in the virtual classroom. This exemplifies her emphasis on presenting diverse Indigenous worldviews, helping students to see both commonalities and differences. Dr. Pedri-Spade's assistance in the production of a film that brought together intergenerational survivors of Indian Residential schools provides a valuable learning tool that demonstrates their perseverance and determination.”