BA (Hons), M.Ed., PhD
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences
604.984.4953 ext. 4953
Fir Building, room FR401
PhD, Walden University, 2014.
M.Ed., University of Phoenix, 2006.
BA (Honours), Trent University, 1995.
"When we don't ask, we don't let others give. When we fear rejection, we don't let generosity arise. – Bernie Glassman"
Justin Wilson (PhD, Walden University, 2014) descends from an intercultural background consisting of Haíɫzaqv, Deutsch and Guatemalan roots. He describes himself as an 18-year-old father of two and is happily married on the unceded and occupied lands of the Líl̓wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.
Wilson has been involved in Indigenous capacity building efforts provincially and nationally since 1991 and is currently co-chair for the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators Decolonization, Reconciliation and Indigenization standing committee in British Columbia.
Current scholarly activities include Pulling Together: A guide for Indigenization of post-secondary institutions. A professional learning series as well as Looking Back to the Potlatch as Guide to Truth, Reconciliation and Transformative Learning.
Scholarly interests include Operationalizing UNDRIP/Bill C-41, Indigenous Peoples Experiences in the Canadian Workplace, Bullying, Gaslighting and Collegial Supremacy, Intercultural Communication, Transformative Learning, and Indigenous Men's experiences with Paternalism, Anger and Shame.
Professionally, he works in the psychology department at Capilano University, Aboriginal Studies as Department Coordinator at Langara College, and is principal for The Way Finding Group offering intercultural resiliency training and coaching.
For me, teaching involves cultural humility and making space for Indigenous ways of knowing and being in relation to others.
It involves leaning into ambiguity through a process of reflexivity and praxis - when applied in a humanized way, our scholarship can be transformative.
My teaching involves drawing truth to power as a form of resistance and utilizing my Hilzaqv culture and spirituality for purposes of renewal.
Allan, B. et al. Pulling Together: A Guide for Teachers and Instructors: Pulling Together: A guide for Indigenization of post-secondary institutions. A professional learning series. BC Campus: Province of British Columbia, 2019.
Wilson, J., & Nelson-Moody, A. Looking Back to the Potlatch as Guide to Truth, Reconciliation and Transformative Learning in the Humanities. New Directions in Teaching & Learning, 157, 2018.
Wilson, J. Langara College Receives a Musqueam Name. First Nations Drum, 2016.
Wilson, J. The Relationship Between the Associated Symptoms of First Nation Peoples' Historical Losses and Organizational Commitment in the Canadian Workplace. Dissertation Abstracts International (unpublished), 2014.