Congratulations Shirley Shxwha:yathel Hardman

On April 3, 2024, Shirley Shxwha:yathel Hardman successfully defended her PhD dissertation, Indigenizing: One Heart at a Time. Her hybrid oral examination was held at the Indigenous Gathering Place, University of the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack Campus with Elders, Cultural Knowledge Holders, participant storytellers, family, and friends attending both in-person and virtually. The oral examination reflected her dissertation in practice as this event honoured Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing as an exemplar of Indigenization within university education.


Thank you to the examining committee:

Dr. Jean Paul Restoule  (External Examiner, University of Victoria)

Dr. Margery Fee (English, Chair)

Dr. Charles Menzies (Anthropology, University Examiner)

Dr. Margaret Kovach (EDST, University Examiner)

Dr. Eric Davis (Professor Emeritus, University of the Fraser Valley, Committee Member)


Congratulations Shirley-Shxwha:yathel,


Dr. Jo-ann Archibald & Dr. Cash Ahenakew (Co-Supervisors)