DR. YVONNE POITRAS PRATT
Dr. Yvonne Poitras Pratt is a Métis scholar whose family ancestry traces to the historic Red River Settlement and, more recently, to the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in northeastern Alberta. Dr. Pratt is an Associate Professor at the Werklund School of Education (University of Calgary) where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, and leads a graduate program focused on reconciliation. Her research interests focus on the use of digital storytelling as a means to revitalize oral traditions and foster intergenerational learning within Métis communities. She also publishes in the realm of social justice, reconciliatory pedagogy, service-learning, and the integration of arts in education.
GRADUATE STUDENT TEAM
From 2016-2019, we recruited several graduate students at the PhD, and Masters, levels to work alongside us. Both Jennifer MacDonald and Jennifer Markides helped with research activities, and Solange Lalonde lent us her expertise in the Relational Model (Lalonde, 2017) to help frame our work.
DR. PATRICIA DANYLUK
Patricia Danyluk grew up in northern Manitoba where she spent the early part of her career working with remote First Nations and Métis communities. Dr. Danyluk joined the Werklund School of Education in 2014 after working at the Laurentian School of Education for ten years. She completed her Ph.D. at Laurentian University, her Master's in Adult Education at St. Francis Xavier University and her B.Ed. at Nippissing University. Prior to this, she worked as a Teacher, College Professor, Human Resources Consultant and as a Manager for the Manitoba Government.
Dr. Danyluk's research focuses on student teacher development specifically as it relates to the practicum. She has travelled throughout northern Canada to gather the stories of new teachers in remote, rural and Indigenous schools.