Dr. Pat O’Riley is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Dept. of Curriculum & Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia. She has taught at universities in Canada, Aotearoa-New Zealand and the USA. Pat’s teaching and research focus on the convergences of technologies (digital, non-digital, ecotechnologies), social justice and ecological justice in local and global contexts.
For over two decades, Pat has been conducting research with Indigenous communities in British Columbia on the regeneration of their traditional ecological knowledges and practices. Her current research is with the Kichwa-Lamista in the High Amazon of Peru to support them in their cultural sustainability and ecological sustainability, and their efforts to have their voices heard in the academy and beyond as counter-narratives to the predominant “progress” narratives through self-directed documentary filming. Pat is the Co-Advisor of the MEd in Ecojustice & Sustainability Education, and Co-Director of the Peru Global Seminar: Ecology, Technology & Indigeneity in the High Amazon. She has served on the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education and Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society.
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