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Conferences and Guest Presentations

Upcoming Conferences

2021

  • Alphonse, D; Giles, G. (FNPN) Pathways Webinar, First Nations Pathway Network BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS), Vancouver, Online Webinar, January 22, 2021. https://www.acc-society.bc.ca/news-events/ 
  • Alphonse, D. Language of the Land, Faculty Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Vancouver Island University, Online April 16, 2021
  • Alphonse, D., Covey, J. Joy of supporting Indigenous Languages in Early Childhood programs.  Pacific Care CCRR & VIU: Learning Together & Building Relationships Pro- D Opportunities, Online Webinar, April 7, 2021.

  • Alphonse, D. Strengthening Assessment of Spiritual Development in Indigenous Early Childhood Programs, WIPC 2020 Australia (Forthcoming date to be determined due to pandemic)  https://wipce.net/2022-reschedule/#page-content

Past Conferences

2020

  • Alphonse, D. Strengthening understandings: Elder Knowledge and Early Childhood Research and Practice Project. UBC Early Years Conference 2020 “Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together,” Vancouver, BC, January 31, 2020
  • Alphonse, D. Nature Based Play Learning Indigenous Worldviews. University of British Columbia and Advancing Early Childhood Education Outdoors, Online Webinar, Vancouver October 1, 2020.
  • Alphonse, D. Language of the Land, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS, Supporting our Children on the Land Online Workshop), Vancouver, November 6, 2020.

2019

  • October 19, 2019  D. Alphonse Climate change looking at ways to support early learning curriculum through Indigenous teachings, Exploration and Discovery 2019 The Sunshine Coast Child Care and Parenting Conference
  • October 25, 2019 D. Alphonse Resurgence of Language connected to land and healing, BCACCS 22nd Annual Provincial Training Conference, Vancouver
  • June 3, 2019  D. Alphonse, Moll, R. (2019): Re Orienting Education, CCSSE-SCEE Conference, UBC, Vancouver

2018

  • November 27, 2018  D. Alphonse, C. Stuart, G. Manson, E, Manson (2018) Qwumqum ‘Thele’ Qumqwam Shqwaluwuns (Strong Minds, Strong Hearts) Wrapping Indigenous Students in a Blanket of Success Workshop. Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference, Sidney Australia,
  • November 28, 2018 D. Alphonse Healing Tl’ee’lhum’qa Through the Voices of our Elders. Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Conference, Sidney, Australia

2017

  • October 27, 2017 D. Alphonse “Spiritual Development in Early Childhood.” Presented at BC Aboriginal Child Care Society 20th Annual Provincial Training Conference; It takes a Village: Coming Together for Children and Families, Richmond, B.C.
  • July 26 -28, 2017 G. Giles, and D. Alphonse “Ways of Engaging with Aboriginal Knowledge” panel discussion at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference-Giles shared our discussions in a panel
  • May 9 – 12, 2017 D. Alphonse "Promising Early Childhood Delivery Systems and Assessment: Enhancing Community - Led Innovation and Initiatives.” Presented at World Forum Early Childhood Education Conference, New Zealand

2016

  • October 22, 2016 D. Alphonse and Grieve, S (2016). “Creating a Multi Aboriginal Cultural Space; Embracing Nature Based Learning through Play.” Presentation at the Sunshine Coast Child Care Resource and Referral Exploration and Discovery Conference, Sechelt, BC
  • April 29, 2016 D. Alphonse and Grieve, S. (2016). “Supporting First Nations ECEC programs” Presentation at CUVIC Conference 2016  Reconciliation, Innovation and Transformation through Engagement, UVIC, Victoria, BC
  • March 11, 2016 D. Alphonse. (2016). “QEQ Curriculum and Research” Presentation at the Qualicum Beach Early Years Conference, Qualicum First Nation, Qualicum Beach, BC
  • January 28, 2016 D. Alphonse and Grieve, S (2016). “Creating a Multi Aboriginal Cultural Space; Embracing Nature Based Learning through Play.” Presentation at the Sp’e’q’um Early Years Conference, UBC, Vancouver; BC

2015

November 19, 2015 D. Alphonse. (2015). “Indigenous Mindset.” Presentation at the 7th Healing Worldwide Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand

2014

  • November 15, 2014 D. Alphonse. (2014). “Reflecting Reggio in Community: Interweaving Aboriginal Values.” Presentation at the Infant Toddler Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • June 22 – 25, 2014 D. Alphonse, Grieve, S., & Gignac, J. (2014). ECCERS Training. Presentation at BC Aboriginal Head Start Annual General Meeting Conference, Hot Springs Cover. BC
  • May 8, 2014 D. Alphonse. Grieve, S. (2014). Reflecting Reggio in Community. Presentation at UBC Okanagan 10th Annual Learning Conference, Kelowna, BC
  • January 22 - 25, 2014 D. Alphonse, Grieve, S., & Gignac, J. (2014). ECCERS Training. Presentation at BC Aboriginal Head Start Conference, Richmond. BC

2012

  • November 12, 2012 McDonell, L. and D. Alphonse. (2012). Learning, Growing and Leading. Presentation at the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Conference, Richmond, BC
  • February 3-4, 2012 McDonell, L. and D. Alphonse. (2012). “Family and Community” BCRIC for AECD overview and current projects Presentation at the Early Years Conference, Vancouver, BC

Guest Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

2021

  • April 7, 2021: Pacific Care CCRR & VIU: Learning Together & Building Relationships Pro- D Opportunities: Joy of supporting Indigenous Languages in Early Childhood programs.
  • April 12, 2021: Camosun College: Early Learning and Care program in Jessica Fee and Mary Burgaretta class.
  • April 16, 2021: Vancouver Island University: Language and the Land, Faculty Research and Creative Activity Symposium.

Past Presentations

2020

  • January 31, 2020 D. Alphonse. Strengthening understandings: Elder Knowledge and Early Childhood Research and Practice Project. UBC Early Years Conference 2020 “Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together,” Vancouver, BC
  • September 18,2020: Vancouver Island University ECEC 223: Teacher as Researcher Zoom recording in Antje Bitterberg.
  • October 1, 2020 D. Alphonse Nature Based Play Learning Indigenous Worldviews. UBC & Advancing Early Childhood Education Outdoors, Online Webinar
  • October 9, 2020: University of Victoria Child and Youth Care CYC 382: Early Years Program Approaches zoom video recording with Alison Gerlach
  • October 23, 2020: Vancouver Island University 110 Community Mental Health Class: Aboriginal worldview in Valerie Laforce class.
  • November 6, 2020 D. Alphonse Language of the Land, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS, Supporting our Children on the Land Online Workshop
  • November 9, 2020: Vancouver Island University ECEC 211: AECD Research, and Practice Zoom recording in Ocean Kneeland’s class.

2018

  • April 18, 2018 D. Alphonse “Indigenous Knowledge applied in the classroom.” Presented at Vancouver Community College, Vancouver
  • March 15, 2018 D. Alphonse “Aligning research & Indigenous Knowledge into Early Childhood Development Practice.” Presented at Reflecting Together-Strengthening Practice, Success by Six, Pacific Care, ECEBC, Chemainus

2017

  • November 9, 2017 D. Alphonse “Story Slam: International Days” Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo
  • May 4, 2017 D. Alphonse “Indigenous Perspectives on Leadership.” Presenting at Pathways to Professionalism: Believe, Be Hopeful, Be Bold by ECEBC, Vancouver,
  • May 2, 201 D. Alphonse “Truth and Reconciliation in Early Childhood Education.” Presented at Articulation for Early Childhood Educators & Faculty, Vancouver
  • March 18, 2017 D. Alphonse “Aligning research & Indigenous Knowledge into Early Childhood Development Practice.” Presented at Engaging Families and Learning Communities by Success by Six, Chemainus,
  • February 21, 2017  D. Alphonse “Aboriginal perspectives with Young Children” Presented at Oceanside Learning Together. Parksville, BC.

2016

  • November 17, 2016 D. Alphonse, Manson, G.; Stuart, C.; Hobenshield, S. (2016). “Surfacing Tensions on the Path to Reconciliation.”  Presented at the Maamwizing, Indigeneity in the Academy.L’universite a l’heure de la reconciliation, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
  • November 11, 2016 D. Alphonse. (2016). “Developing, Learning and Growing with the QEQ transition year’s program.” Presented at the Gathering Strength and Nurturing Growth- Celebrating 20 Years of Quality and Innovation, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, Vancouver, BC
  • September 30, 2016 D. Alphonse.(2016).“Holistic Aboriginal Assessment Aboriginal Head Start Literature Review.” Presented to the Aboriginal Head Start Advisory, Vancouver, BC
  • June 22, 2016 D. Alphonseand Johnstone, C. (2016). “QEQ research project.” Presentation at the Reconciliation through Research: Fostering miyo-pimatisiwin CINSA, First Nations University, Regina, Saskatchewan.

2015

  • November 6, 2015 D. Alphonseand Grieve, S. (2015). “Creating a Multi Aboriginal Cultural Space; Embracing Nature Based Learning through Play.” BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, Vancouver, BC
  • September 19-22, 2015 D. Alphonse, Manson, G.; Stuart, C. (2015). “Seasons of Health and Healing.” Presentation at the Resilient Places, Resilient Peoples Elders Voices Summit, Tsawout Nation, Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC.

2013

  • November 29, 2013 D. Alphonse. (2013). Indigenous Teachings and Respectful Research. Presentation at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC
  • November 23, 2013 D. Alphonse. Grieve, S., & Gignac, J. (2013). ECCERS Training. Presentation at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC
  • October 24, 2013 D. Alphonse. (2013). Indigenous and Scholarship Series. Presentation at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC
  • February 18, 2013 McDonell, L. and D. Alphonse. (2013). Learning, Growing and Leading: An AECD Update on Current and Upcoming Projects. Presentation at the BC Aboriginal Infant Development Program Annual Provincial Meeting, Richmond, BC

2012

  • July 13-15, 2012 McDonell, L. and D. Alphonse. (2012). Looking Back & Looking Forward: University & Aboriginal Community Collaborations (1993-2012). Presentation at the International Innovations in ECE Canadian Forum on Early Childhood Frameworks, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC,
  • March 31, 2012.McDonell, L. and D. Alphonse. (2012). BCRIC AECD Research in Philosophical and Management Frameworks. Presentation to the BC Aboriginal Infant Development Programs, Victoria, BC

2010-2011

  • McDonell, L. and D. Alphonse. (2010-2011). Investigating Quality Project Learning and Sharing Circles, Participation in Sharing Circle, University of Victoria.