Celia Haig-Brown

Professor, Associate Vice-President Research

PhD - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.; MA - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.; Professional Teaching Certificate - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.; BA - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

Location(s) / Contact Info:

511, Ignat Kaneff Building - IKB
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-5780

Email: haigbro@yorku.ca

Website: Haig-Brown 2013-; Listening to the Land

Scholarly Interests

(De)colonizing research and practice; Critical ethnography; Critical/feminist pedagogy; Learning from the land; Adult & community education; Curriculum development; Ways of knowing

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education - Bachelor of Education - Graduate Studies - Indigenous Teacher Education
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies, Women's Studies - Global feminist issues, ethnicity and race

    Selected Publications

    • Blimkie, M., Vetter, D. and Haig-Brown, C. (2014). "A bit of a surprise": Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Indigenous Infusion in Mainstream Teacher Education . (Julian Kitchen, Ed., Ed.) Brock Education.
    • Sandra Styres, Melissa Blimkie and Celia Haig-Brown (2013). Toward a Pedagogy of Land: The Urban Context. (Sandra Styres & Dawn ZInga, eds., Eds.) Canadian Journal of Education, 36 (2), 34-67.
    • Celia Haig-Brown (2012). Always Remembering: Indian Residential Schools in Canada. In Kristen Burnett and Geoffrey Read (Eds.), Aborginal History: A Reader (pp. 221-233). Toronto: University of Toronto Press
    • Celia Haig-Brown (2010). Indigenous Thought, Appropriation and Non-Aboriginal People. Canadian Journal of Education, 33 (4), 925-950.
    • Haig-Brown, C. And D. Nock (Eds.). (2006). With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada. (Haig-Brown, C. And D. Nock, Eds.) Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press

    Selected Presentations

    • Melissa Blimkie and Celia Haig-Brown (October 2013). The Question of Audience. Presented at: Knowledge Mobilization Symposium, York University
    • Celia Haig-Brown and Kaaren Dannenmann (May 2012). Lessons from the Land: Relentlessness, Patience and Decolonizing Practices. Presented at: CSSE, Waterloo, ON
    • Celia Haig-Brown (April 2012). "Spontaneous Laughter and Good Marks": From Policy Framework to Working Model. Presented at: American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC

    Other Research Outputs

    Refereed Films

    Pelq’ilc: Coming Home. World Premiere. With Helen Haig-Brown. Film and discussion prepared for the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education. Melbourne, Australia, December 7-11, 2008. Selected for the Smithsonian's Native American Film Festival, New York, 2011.

    Cowboys, Indians and Education: Regenerating Secwepemc Culture. With Helen Haig-Brown. World Premiere. Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival. Thunder Bay, ON. September 27-30, 2012.

    Both are distributed through V-tape in Toronto.



    • Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Curriculum Studies, Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, CSSE Awards - 2009
    • Sabbatical Fellowship for “Comparative Practices and Policies in University-Aboriginal Community Partnerships: New Zealand and Canada.”, York University - 2004
    • The Tetsuo Aoki Award, 13th Annual Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice - 1992
    • Honorary Graduate of the Native Indian Teacher Education Program, University of British Columbia - 1981
    • Outstanding Contribution Education's 100 -- Year of Alumni, University of British Columbia - 2015

    Service/Community Activities

    • PSAS University of Manitoba: Review team and co-author of report reviewing the university's unit Ph.D. Studies for Aboriginal Scholars.
    • University of Auckland: Review Team for the School of Te Puna Wananga. Worked with Co-Chairs Emeritus Professor Ranginui Walker (Maori Studies) and Professor Raewyn Dalziel (Vice-Chancellor's Office), Professors Tracey McIntosh (Sociology), Angus MacFarlane (Maori Cultural Studies, University of Canterbury) and Mr. Uenuku Fairhall (Principal, Te Kura O Te Koutu)