In our increasingly polarized times, outspoken faculty at Canadian universities, such as those who speak publicly on sensitive topics or write for newspapers or magazines, are increasingly the targets of harassment. This is especially the case for those who speak out on issues of racism, or who are racialized.
Yet these voices are more important than ever, and their situation has worrying implications for the principles of academic freedom and the role of the public intellectual.
Are Canadian universities doing enough to support outspoken racialized faculty? Are current equity, diversity and inclusion ideals and policies sufficient to address such situations? What can universities do better to ensure racialized and other faculty can challenge dominant paradigms without risking their wellbeing?
February 10, 2023, 3-5pm EST
Registration for zoom webinar: http://tiny.cc/LakeheadEDIwebinar
The Department of English at Lakehead University is pleased to welcome colleagues from near and far, university administrators and the general public to a webinar on these important topics. We will be joined by:
– Dr. Lily Cho, Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement, York University
– Dr. El Jones, Political and Canadian Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University
– Dr. Ajay Parasram, International Development Studies & History, Dalhousie University
– Dr. Lana Ray, Indigenous Research Chair in Decolonial Futures, Lakehead University
The event will be facilitated by Dr. Sarah Olutola. The audience is invited to pose questions to the panel.
This event is possible thanks to the support of Lakehead University’s Office of Research Services and Office of Human Rights and Equity through funding provided by the NSERC EDI Institutional Capacity-Building Grant. The event is co-sponsored by the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE).
Categories: ACCUTE Webinar Series
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