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Equity matters at Congress 2011

2011/06/11

Aboriginal Leaders in Conversation on Education Udloriak Hanson, Betty Ann Lavallée, Marie Battiste, Jo-ann Archibald, David Newhouse

This event is organized as part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s ‘Transforming
the Academy: Indigenous Education’ programming.

Co-Sponsored by the Deans of Arts and Humanities, Social Science, and Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, and organized in partnership with the Canadian Society for the Study of Education and the Canadian Association for the Study of Indigenous Education

Is it possible for Canada to close the education gap between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians? How do the stories and experiences of Aboriginal communities vary across Canada? What strategies are needed to pave the road ahead? To answer these questions and many more, the Federation’s Equity Issues Portfolio has invited a group of Aboriginal leaders to reflect on their experiences and imagine what the future will hold for Aboriginal peoples.

Participants include Udloriak Hanson (Special Advisor to the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami), Betty Ann Lavallée (National Chief, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples), Marie Battiste (University of Saskatchewan), Jo-ann Archibald (University of British Columbia),
and David Newhouse (Trent University).

Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenizing the Academy Kiera Ladner, Dwayne Donald, Shanne McCaffrey, D’Arcy Vermette, Andrea Bear Nicholas

This event is organized as part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s ‘Transforming
the Academy: Indigenous Education’ programming.

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost/VP Academic, University of Alberta and the Office of the Provost/VP Academic, University of Victoria, and organized in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Study of Indigenous Education and the Canadian Sociological Association

How do we bring Indigenous knowledge into the academy, while encouraging its production? This panel explores the interrelated issues of disseminating and creating Indigenous knowledge, while also identifying opportunities to Indigenize the academy. This conversation brings together
a panel of experts in the field: Kiera Ladner (University of Manitoba), Dwayne Donald (University of Alberta), Shanne McCaffrey (University of Victoira), D’Arcy Vermette (St. Thomas University) and Andrea Bear Nicholas (St. Thomas University).

Mentoring Next Generation of Aboriginal Academic Leaders Susan Aglukark, Maria Campbell, Patricia Doyle-Bedwell, Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez

This event is organized as part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s ‘Transforming
the Academy: Indigenous Education’ programming.

Co-sponsored by Athabasca University and the Office of the Provost/VP Academic, University of Alberta, and organized in partnership with the Canadian Sociological Association

What are the best strategies to encourage the emergence of the next generation of Aboriginal academic leaders, before and during their university experience? This panel explores the initiatives already in place, while offering up suggestions as to how to increase the success of Aboriginal scholars. Participating in this roundtable are Susan Aglukark (Distinguished Scholar in Residence, University of Alberta), Maria Campbell (Athabasca University;
Trudeau mentor) and Patricia Doyle-Bedwell (Dalhousie University; Chair, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on Status of Women), with Isabel
Altamirano-Jiménez (University of Alberta) chairing the conversation.

Equity in Times of Economic Crisis Aloke Chatterjee, Donna Pennee, Len Findlay, Malinda Smith, David Perley

This event is organized as part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s ‘Transforming
the Academy: Indigenous Education’ programming.

Co-hosted by the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research

As Canada emerges from the global recession, governments are focusing on the task of financial recovery. What will be the impact on existing equity programs? Will the fight against deficits undermine our nation’s commitment to equity and justice? Do economic crises weaken equity programs or give rise to new opportunities? This roundtable considers the opportunities, as well as the challenges, around achieving equity in times of economic upheaval. Participants include Aloke Chatterjee (University of New Brunswick), Donna Pennee (University of Western
Ontario) David Perley (University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University) and Len Findlay (University of Saskatchewan), with Malinda Smith (University of Alberta, CFHSS VP Equity Issues) chairing the discussion.

More details are available on the fedcan blog

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