Kenneth Chakasim

Kenneth Chakasim

Sessional Member

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
Science, Engineering and Architecture
TE-216 Sudbury Campus

Biography

K. Jake Chakasim is a lecturer at the School of Architecture where he teaches Architectural Design Studio. His interdisciplinary approach to the profession of architecture addresses the need to re-contextualize Aboriginal traditions through refined typologies.  For his efforts, Jake was awarded the Architectural Research Center Consortium (ARCC) Jonathan King Medal for 2010-11, an award that acknowledges innovation, integrity and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.  Jake is currently pursuing a PhD in Human Studies at Laurentian University with a focus on the design-based economy of Indigenous communities. 

Education

  • Master of Architecture (Professional Degree), Ryerson University
  • Bachelor of Architectural Science (Design), Ryerson University
  • Civil Engineering Technology Diploma, Lakehead University

Research

wapimisow | reflexive strategies in Canadian Aboriginal art, architecture + identity

oshichikaywin | the ‘act of making’ in relation to one’s entire being

weypiskosiweywin | the Canadian Indigenous diaspora experience (the people have been displaced)

Awards

  • Publications