Reconciliation: Transformation Through Listening, Co-creation, and Partnership — a Keynote and Discussion by Jennifer Brennan
Ted Daigle Auditorium
Nationally recognized policy advisor and strategist Jennifer Brennan will deliver a talk titled "Reconciliation: Transformation Through Listening, Co-creation, and Partnership" on August 28 at 2:30 pm in the Ted Daigle Auditorium. Following the talk there will be a question and answer session.
Brennan's areas of expertise include governance, human, Indigenous and gender rights, traditional knowledge, and environmental protection. She has worked within and for Indigenous communities and organizations throughout Canada for more than twenty years bridging diverse sectors and advancing social justice.
While at St. Thomas, Brennan will conduct a strategic planning session with the Senate Committee on Reconciliation and visit the Wabanaki Student Centre.
In her career, Brennan has led negotiations on behalf of Indigenous Nations on education and land-title recognition issues. She served both as Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Policy at the Assembly of First Nations. She serves as Board Chair with Gathering Voices Society, Director of The Circle on Philanthropy’s governing circle, and was appointed a member of the Global Access and Inclusion Network on Higher Education coordinated by the American Council on Education. As Senior Advisor at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, she helped facilitate links between Indigenous research expertise and policy considerations to address challenges in Indigenous education. She is currently Associate Director at MasterCard Foundation where she oversees Canadian programming.
Brennan holds a BA (Honours) in Political Science and History from Carleton, and a MA in Political Science from the University of Alberta.
The event is being sponsored by the Senate Committee on Reconciliation and the Frank McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy.