Presentations

 

 

Academic Presentations

Kuppenbender, S. & Barrett, M.J. (April, 2021). What Would Animals Say? New (old) Voices for Holistic Land Mangagement. Virtual paper presentation at the Canadian Indigenous Science and Engineering Society (.caISES) Fourth Annual National Conference.

Barrett, M.J., Hinz, V., Wijngaarden, V., and Lovrod, M. (April, 2021). ‘Speaking’ With Other Animals through Intuitive Interspecies Communication: Towards Cognitive and Interspecies Justice. Virtual lightening paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.

Kuppenbender, S. & Barrett, M.J. (April, 2021). Interspecies Methods in Natural Resource Management: Relational Practices in Vulnerable Communities. Virtual Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.

Hinz, V., & Barrett, M.J. (May 2021). Multispecies Methods: What Animal Communicators Do and Experience When they Communicate with Animals. Virtual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada.

Barrett, M.J. (May 2021). Methodological Engagements with Animals, Ancestors and Elders. Virtual paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada.

     Note: See working papers page for abstracts.

Public Presentations

My work prompts shifts in thinking and helps people reorient to new (old) ways of knowing and being in relationship with animals, and ultimately, the natural world. My presentations catalyze expanded respect for diverse ways of knowing and interspecies relations. This work impacts many fields, professions and settings such as education, social work, environmental practices, animal-assisted interventions and engagement with Indigenous Peoples and their knowledges.

I am available for presentations and can tailor my presentation depending on the audience or theme of your event. I present both in person and virtually.

Sample Public Presentations

Key takeaways for audiences:

  1. Understand the basics of Intuitive Interspecies communication and the current state of research in this emerging field;
  2. Explore the significance of acknowledging diverse and often marginalized ways of knowing;
  3. Be inspired to open your heart to expanded ways of knowing – and communicating – with animals.

Presented at: The Animal-Human Relationship Conference, October 2019, Saskatoon, SK. 

Drawing on research findings from collaborations with First Nations Elders and community members as well as her own teaching practice, Dr. Barrett will explore the significance of acknowledging diverse and often marginalized ways of knowing. This presentation will inform interactions and collaborations with Indigenous peoples and their knowledges.
Dr. M.J. Barrett

Key takeaways for audiences:

  1. Recognize ways in which you may already be working across different ways of knowing;
  2. Recognize implications and ways forward for engagement with Indigenous peoples and their knowledges;
  3. Be inspired to explore your own relationships with the more-than-human world.

Description: Drawing on research findings from collaborations with First Nations Elders and community members as well as her own teaching practice, Dr. Barrett will explore the significance of acknowledging diverse and often marginalized ways of knowing. This presentation will inform interactions and collaborations with Indigenous peoples and their knowledges.

To see the presentation click here. Presented virtually at Saskatchewan Women in Mining/Women in Nuclear Industry, May 2020, Saskatoon

Dr. Barrett’s interdisciplinary environmental scholarship combines intuition and intellect in teaching, research and human-animal relations. Specifically, her research examines how expanding ways of knowing can contribute to research and enhanced relations with Indigenous peoples and the natural world. She is currently leading a nationally-funded (SSHRC) research project that examines the contributions of intuitive interspecies communication to bridging the human-nature divide. Dr. Barrett’s research lays critical practical and theoretical groundwork for transformative sustainability learning and research methods that take seriously the agency of the natural world. She is an assistant professor in the graduate School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan and has degrees from Harvard University (A.B), York (M.E.S.), Queen’s (B.Ed.) and University of Regina (PhD).

Key takeaways for audiences:

  1. Understand the basics of Intuitive Interspecies communication and current research in this emerging field;
  2. Identify key ways to engage IIC as part of your work as dog handlers;
  3. Be inspired to open your heart to knowing – and communicating – with animals.

Presented at: St. John Ambulance Service Dogs and Handlers, March 2020, Saskatoon, SK.