The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre is pleased to announce Dr. Tricia Logan as the interim Academic Director, a role she stepped into this fall.
Dr. Logan, a Métis scholar, is cross-appointed with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Since 2019, she has been part of the team at the Centre; first as Assistant Director of Research and Engagement (2019 to 2021), then moving to the role of Faculty Research Associate in 2021. Dr. Logan has also served as a member of the Indigenous Strategic Plan Executive Committee and as a member of the UBC Indigenous Faculty Caucus.
Prior to her time at UBC, Dr. Logan was the Manager of Research at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba. She has a Master of Arts in Native Studies from the University of Manitoba, and completed her PhD in History at Royal Holloway, University of London, with her dissertation on Indian Residential Schools, Settler Colonialism and Their Narratives in Canadian History.
Dr. Logan has spent over 20 years listening to and being present for residential school Survivors, as well as elders and leaders in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Her community-based and academic and professional experiences focus on engagement with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities on legacies of residential schools, settler colonialism in Canada, implementation of the TRC Calls to Action, Indigenous language revitalization and Indigenous-government relations.
The search for the ongoing Academic Director role is getting under way and will be led by Dr. Jan Hare, Faculty of Education Dean pro tem, and Dr. Margaret Moss, Director of the First Nations House of Learning. More information on the search for the ongoing Academic Director will be shared soon.
We are delighted that Dr. Logan has joined the Centre, as the team continues to address the colonial legacy of residential schools and other policies imposed by the Canadian government on Indigenous Peoples, and ensure that this history is acknowledged, examined and understood within the UBC community.