Sq'ep: a meeting, gathering
This annual event, organized by faculty from the University of the Fraser Valley and local district representatives, brings together a community of mathematics educators through the sharing of ideas, examples, resources, teaching practices and research activities that weave Indigenous knowledge and world views of knowing and connecting with mathematical learning.
The 2021 Sq'ep was held online in collaboration with UBC Indigenous Math K-12 Symposium.
The 2020 Fraser Valley Mathematics Education Sq’ép was held at the UFV Campus in Abbotsford on February 29, 2020. The theme was “Mathematical Artforms and Indigenous Culture”. Mohawk mathematician Dr. Ed Doolittle of First Nations University joined us as a keynote to speak about connections between math and Indigenous music. Workshop presenters included: Kori Czuy (University of Calgary), Janice Nowakowski (Richmond School District), Cynthia Nicol (University of British Columbia), Christine Younghusband (University of Northern British Columbia), Fok-Shuen Leung (University of British Columbia), and Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University).
The 2019 Fraser Valley Mathematics Education Sq’ép was held at the UFV Campus in Abbotsford. Presenters included Susan Gerofsky (UBC), Nadine McSpadden, Betty Peters (UFV), and Stan Manu (UFV).