Shandin Pete

Wall Associate


Assistant Professor of Teaching


Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences





Geographic Location

Vancouver, BC

Shandin Pete is a hydrogeologist and science educator with interest in Indigenous research methodologies, geoscientific ethnography, Indigenous astronomy, culturally congruent instructional strategies, and indigenous science philosophies. Most of his work in recent years has focused on community engagement to understanding shifts in an Indigenous paradigm of research for science knowledge production. This work has included extensive collaboration with tribal knowledge holders across Native communities and Indigenous academic scholars at institutions nationally and internationally.

Co-Principal Investigator Awards

Alexei Kojevnikov – Catalyst Collaboration Fund – 2022

Project: Climate Displacement, Indigenous Priorities & Federal Policy: Post-Lytton Community Engagement in the Fraser Canyon & Canada’s UNDRIP Action Plan

This interdisciplinary community engagement project that investigates disaster displacement recovery and policies for indigenous communities adversely affected by climate change involves scholars from the sciences and humanities. The Kanaka Bar Indian Band will be conducting community engagement with Indigenous emergency workers and residents displaced by the 2021 Lytton fire, with the aim of understanding Indigenous priorities around federal climate displacement policies and informing the government’s UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Action Plan.

“As a community engagement project, the core of our research is around respectful listening.”