Jim Walker presenting at ‘Indigenous knowledges in the Academy’

Last Friday, UQ|UP participated in a symposium organised by UQ Indigenous Engagement. The purpose of the symposium was to reflect and showcase how Indigenous knowledges are embedded in the teaching curriculum.

Jim Walker, from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and member of UQ|UP presented the work he has been leading at the Faculty of Science. Jim is an Aboriginal man from the Jagera, Yiman and Goreng Goreng First Nations Peoples of Australia.

Since 2018, Jim has been teaching and incorporating traditional knowledge in the curriculum of several degrees within the Faculty of Science at UQ, including several courses in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (BRTP) and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning. Jim coordinates and teaches ENVM2008 on Cultural Heritage, a core course in the BRTP.