Yvonne Vizina

Yvonne Vizina
Yvonne is member of the Métis Nation in Canada and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research is examining sustainability practices and policies in Aboriginal post-secondary education across Canada; how these processes influence community-based conservation and environmental decision-making at national and international levels; and how a network might be developed across Canada.

She is currently a member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Sectoral Commission on Natural, Social, and Human Sciences. Yvonne is a graduate of the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teachers Education Program and has a B.Ed with Great Distinction (specializing in biological sciences and Native studies) and an M.Ed from the University of Saskatchewan (with a thesis on Métis Traditional Environmental Knowledge and Science Education). She was the Associate Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Center at the U of S and a policy analyst for the Métis National Council on national and international environmental policy issues. She has been involved in a variety of research studies with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit about education and environmental issues and strongly believes in the foundational role of traditional Aboriginal knowledges in holistic thinking, education, and environmental decision-making.

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