Dr. Susan Chiblow

Dr. Susan Chiblow, professor in the Ontario Agricultural College, spoke with The Weather Network for a piece exploring the ways Indigenous knowledge is being implemented into environmental policy.

Chiblow spoke about passing knowledge to future generations, something she does with her students in U of G’s Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice program.

“I tell them that when they do graduate, they’re not going to be knowledge holders, but they’re going to know how to work with Indigenous peoples and their knowledge,” she said.

Chiblow is a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences. Her work focuses on exploring Indigenous knowledge systems and the tying of Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews to enhance environmental decision making in areas such as water governance, Indigenous law and Indigenous women centering Indigenous peoples’ research priorities.