Integrating Fish-WIKS knowledge into teaching curriculum

Bringing the knowledge gained by Fish-WIKS researchers into the teaching curriculum is a key objective of the Fish-WIKS efforts in knowledge mobilization.


Shelley Denny, Fish-WIKS Steering Committee Member and PhD student, presenting to students.

To contribute to this objective, Fish-WIKS Steering Committee members Lucia Fanning and Shelley Denny designed and taught a two-week, 4th year undergraduate module on understanding the role of western and Indigenous knowledge systems in fisheries governance. Students in the class were enrolled in the Honours Ocean Science Bachelor of Science degree offered by the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University. A key component of the module was the participation of students in an in-class exercise focusing on aspects that need to be included in coastal and marine related decision making from an Indigenous perspective.

Honours Science students presenting their understanding of the issues to classmates.