Statistics EDI Series: Melania Alvarez

  • Date: 05/02/2023
  • Time: 11:00
Melania Alvarez, UBC

University of British Columbia


Addressing Mathematical Inequity in Indigenous Education


In order to positively narrow the educational gap between the Indigenous communities and the rest of the population, there needs to be a continuous and long-term intervention for change. By leaving behind the philosophy of reduced expectations, mathematical scientists and educators in Western Canada have introduced a variety of interesting and challenging programs. Our first step has been to build partnerships with elders and schools run by Indigenous communities, as well as with urban public schools with a high concentration of at-risk students and Indigenous Students. With their input and support, a variety of outreach programs have been implemented, which will be described in this talk.

Other Information: 

Location: ESB 4192

Time: 11am Pacific

Lunch & facilitated discussion: 11.50am - 12.30pm 


This talk is one of the Statistics Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Speaker Series. For more information and a list of speakers, please visit:


After the talk, we will be hosting an in-person facilitated discussion (lunch provided). If you would like to attend the virtual talk or the lunch, please register using this link.