Dr. Patricia Elliott to serve as Distinguished Professor of Investigative and Community Journalism at First Nations University of Canada

The Faculty of Arts and First Nations University of Canada are pleased to announce that the School of Journalism’s Dr. Patricia Elliott will serve as Distinguished Professor of Investigative and Community Journalism at First Nations University of Canada for three years, beginning September 1.

The secondment agreement recognizes Dr. Elliott’s longstanding interest in exploring new avenues for decolonized, community-centred journalism in a digital age. She looks forward to continuing this learning journey alongside colleagues in Indigenous Communication and Fine Arts. At FNUniv, Dr.Elliott will help facilitate cross-campus and external partnerships, and will deliver Indigenous Communication Arts (INCA) courses focused on investigative and solutions journalism.

The initiative advances efforts by FNUniv and the Faculty of Arts to deepen the faculty teaching experience and relationship-building on the path to reconciliation and decolonization. The joint agreement follows an earlier three-year secondment to the School of Journalism undertaken by INCA program coordinator, Shannon Avison. Dr. Elliott’s academic and professional experience centres on collaborative investigative journalism approaches to pressing community issues, and on multimedia storytelling.

The exchange builds on Dr. Elliott’s existing teaching and research relationship with FNUniv, which has included assisting INCA Summer Institutes, teaching specialized courses, obtaining fellowships for FNUniv students and helping secure external funding for faculty research.

 

13 September 2021