Category: Seminars, Webinars, Workshops, and Symposiums

Coming in 2023 | International Symposium: What are Universities For?

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 


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SYMPOSIUM (fee-based; registrations are capped)

“What are Universities For?
Exploring roles, challenges, conflicting tensions and promising re-imaginings

May 4-6, 2023 

University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

PRE-SYMPOSIUM PANEL – May 3, 2023 (free registration but spots are limited)

  • Free public pre-symposium event at Darke Hall, May 3rd, 2023, hosted by President Jeff Keshen, moderated by the award-winning journalist, Nahlah Ayed, and recorded for CBC IDEAS.
  • Pre-Symposium PANELISTS:

• Dr. Jonathan R. Cole, John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University & Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus at Columbia University
• Dr. Malinda Smith, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) at the University of Calgary
• Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, CNZM Distinguished Professor – Rangahau and Mātauranga Capability at Te Whare Wänanga o Awanuiärangi
• Dr. Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa

Full Symposium details & Registration links: https://www.whatareuniversitiesfor.ca/

Symposium registration is $325 & includes breakfast, lunch, & dinner for each day (May 4,5, & 6)

Symposium at a glance:

The Presidents’ Panel assembles each of the Tri-Council (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) funding agency presidents, along with the Presidents of UnivCan and the CAUT.

https://www.whatareuniversitiesfor.ca/presidents-panel/

A few symposium speakers:

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
https://news.wisc.edu/gloria-ladson-billings-daring-to-dream-in-public/

Dr. Sajeev John
https://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~john/

Dr. Morgan Ndlovu
http://www.arts.unizulu.ac.za/anthropology-and-development-studies/

Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith
https://www.wananga.ac.nz/experience/news/new-professorial-appointments-to-grow-maori-philosophy-and-indigenous-research-capabilities/

Full list of symposium participants (to date) avail here: https://www.whatareuniversitiesfor.ca/speakers/

A detailed symposium schedule will be posted in January 2023.

Don’t be disappointed register today!

Indigenous speaker series hosting Dr. Kim TallBear

Save the date for the next Whisperings of the Land Indigenous Speaker Series, Thursday November 17, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. The presenter, Dr. Kim TallBear, will speak on Science v. the Sacred, a Dead-End Settler Ontology.

Dr. Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) (she/her) is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. She is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. In addition to studying genome science disruptions to Indigenous self-definitions, Dr. TallBear studies colonial disruptions to Indigenous sexual relations. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena.

Settler-colonial society works to separate so-called spirituality from the material. This worldview inhibits understanding Indigenous knowledges as knowledge based on centuries of observations and lived relations with other-than-humans. Instead, Indigenous peoples are viewed as “spiritual,” and the disciplines tend to implicitly denigrate Indigenous understandings of the world as beliefs rather than knowledges. The knowledge/belief divide stems from a hierarchy of life that the sciences share with major religious traditions. With this understanding of sentience and agency, some humans rank above others according to race or gender, for example, and humans rank above other life forms. More recently, “new materialists” and multi-species ethnographers have analyzed other-than-humans in less hierarchical and more “vibrant” or agential, if still secular terms. I bring such ideas into conversation with Indigenous ideas of being in good relation in ways that disrupt longstanding racial hierarchies of thought.

Rethinking our science: Whisperings of the Land Series

You are invited to join us via Zoom for a presentation “Rethinking Our Science” by Leroy Little Bear, a Blackfoot researcher, University of Lethbridge professor emeritus, founding member of Canada’s first Native American Studies Department and recognized leader and advocate for First Nations education, rights, self-governance, language and culture. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including the Officer Order of Canada, and the Alberta Order of Excellence. Leroy Little Bear’s lifetime of accomplishment includes some of the most important political achievements for Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world. His dedication to education, leadership, community-building and advocacy has led to a United Nations declaration, changed the Constitution of Canada and influenced the lives of thousands of students.

Description: Every society, however it comes into existence, sooner or later, claims a territory. Within that Territory a culture arises based on the mutual relationships with the totality of the environment. This culture also comes up with an interpretive template on that reality structure. The interpretive template is what we refer to as metaphysics or paradigms. The metaphysics and paradigms determine the type of approach to science and scientific methodology. In this talk we’ll examine the metaphysics that underlie Western and Indigenous Science.

https://bit.ly/whispering1

Meeting ID: 978 8760 1397 Passcode: 829580

Whisperings of the Land – Indigenous Science

The Whisperings of the Land Indigenous Speaker Series presents Wilfred Buck, a Cree astronomer and long-time educator, who will present on Ininiw Acakosuk (Cree Stars). Everyone is welcome to join us for this virtual event, 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2022.
 
Register in advance at to receive the Zoom link at https://events.eply.com/WhisperingsoftheLandSeriesWilfredBuck3366920

Teaching and Learning Here and Now: Innovations and Radical Re-Imaginings in Education 2022

The Teaching and Learning Here and Now: Innovations and Radical Re-Imaginings in Education virtual conference is happening again! Save the Dates May 27 – 29, 2022

Click to Download the Call for Proposals

This is a FREE virtual conference for Faculty of Education undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, K-12 teachers and education practitioners.

Featuring Keynote Panelists Lance Dixon, the Race Equity Education Consultant at Calgary Catholic School District, and Beau Dixon, Award-winning actor, musician, playwright, music direct and sound designer, who has been listed among Toronto’s Top Ten theatre actors by NOW magazine and Toronto Star! Alicia Reschny, a teacher at Jack MacKenzie Elementary School, will facilitate the panel discussion.

Submit proposals to Teach.Learn2022@uregina.ca by April 8, 2022 EXTENDED TO April 18, 2022 (Click to download the Call for Proposals pdf)

Event Registration Deadline – May 6, 2022

Register at https://events.eply.com/TeachingandLearningHereandNowVirtualConference3361823

Keynote panel
Lance Dixon (Race Equity Education Consultant at Calgary Catholic School District)

Panelist: Fostering equity and inclusion in our learning communities.

The passion that guides Lance’s work is fostering equity and inclusion in our learning communities. Lance takes a constructive approach to equity education by fostering deeper empathy through racial and cultural sensitivity training. The process and practices are guided by aligning critical pedagogy, adaptive leadership, and systems thinking to the foundational principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

Beau Dixon (Actor, musician, playwright, music director, sound designer)

Panelist: Carving the legacy of his ancestors through performance while actively advocating for racial inclusion

Beau is an award-winning actor, musician, playwright, music director and sound designer and has been listed among Toronto’s Top Ten theatre actors, multiple years in a row in NOW magazine and Toronto Star.

Alicia Reschny (Teacher at Jack Mackenzie Elementary School)

Facilitator

Stories for the Heart Performers
Patrick Lewis
Storyteller, teacher, researcher,  professor in early childhood Education, University of Regina
Patrick Lewis studies and researches story, narrative identity, storytelling as teaching, and play based learning. He taught as a primary teacher for 20 years before joining the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina in 2004 where he is Professor of Early Childhood Education and Associate Dean. He has authored articles, book chapters, conference presentations, and books. His most recent work, Trauma Informed Teaching through Play Art Narrative is published by Brill/Sense and is co-authored with his spouse Karen Wallace.
Kedrick James
Poet, teacher and scholar, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia
Kedrick’s poetry utilizes procedural techniques to produce poems that create a whirlwind of images and tones. He is also an electronic musician whose current project, Collaborative Voltage, utilizes distributed “control voltage” signals to create multiplayer sonic universes of synthesized sound. At UBC, he directs the Digital Literacy Centre, a lab of innovative software development, where they have produced a mobile app called PhoneMe for place-based spoken word poetry (freely available on Google Play and the App Store) and Singling, a text data modification software. For more info about related projects, please visit dlsn.lled.educ.ubc.ca.
Kimberly Dark
Writer, professor, and raconteur
Kimberly is a writer professor and raconteur working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life one clever essay poem and story at a time. She’s performed poetry and stories at hundreds of venues worldwide during the past 20 years. She divides her time between Hawaii California and various international and domestic airport departure lounges

2022 Whisperings of the Land presentation

Please join us on Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022,10:00 am-12:00 pm CST to hear from Elder and Professor Willie Ermine, First Nations University of Canada.
 
Elder Willie Ermine will speak about “tapping into the creative life-force for ultimate understanding.”
 
The 2022 Whisperings of the Land Indigenous Speaker Series, hosted by the #UREdu Education Indigenous Circle, will focus on Indigenous Science–A Spiritual Path. Indigenous speakers will share their perspectives on Indigenous science and how all teaching and learning is spiritually imbued.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Register by February 15, 2022 for this free Zoom Presentation: events.eply.com/WhisperingsoftheLandSeries2022

Métis Identity Panel Webinar

SAVE THE DATE! March 9, 2022
You are invited to a free online webinar: Métis Identity Panel: Wena ka tapaymish ekwa kakway ka dipayhtamun? (Who Claims You and What Do You Claim?).
When: Mar 9, 2022 06:00 PM Saskatchewan
via Zoom
Panel includes:
Rita Bouvier
Russell Fayant
Dr. Brenda Macdougall
Dr. Darryl Leroux
with Dr. Melanie Griffith Brice as moderator.
A Q&A will follow.
Register in advance at:
https://uregina-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/tJwqduirrD4rE9PetKXB72CWoMkRqmcpoHZS/success?user_id=1_lrv0MfSX6UkQqUgNndEQ&timezone_id=America%2FRegina

CERCD Lunch and Learn Series: Telling Research Stories

Mark your calendar for the Lunch and Learn Sessions: January 26 and February 2, 2022

The Centre for Education Research, Collaboration & Development is hosting two lunch & learn events on telling research stories, open to University of Regina researchers. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cercd-lunch-and-learn-telling-your-research-story-tickets-250369952267

Expressive Therapy and Wellness Series for undergrad education students

Undergraduate Education students: Have the stressors and safety concerns of the pandemic taken a toll? Have you experienced loss, illness, or a difficult personal circumstance? Are you interested in learning valuable coping skills and tools to help lower anxiety?

The Faculty of Education is offering a 10-part Expressive Therapy and Student Wellness Workshop Series starting in January 2022. (Free for Undergraduate Education Students!)

Led by Karen Wallace, a well-respected Art and Play Therapist and Trauma Counsellor, these interactive sessions are designed to introduce students to a host of coping skills to help lower stress and anxiety. Creating a safe space for students in education to lean into their creativity and self-awareness, students will also learn how to incorporate trauma-informed wellness exercises into their own teaching.

Check your email for more information and for links to download the workbook and for the Zoom sessions. No preregistration is required. Just visit Karen’s Zoom room at the time sessions are offered.

Funding announcement | Dr. Sara Schroeter

Congratulations to #UREdu Dr. Sara Schroeter (PI) and co-investigators: Dr. Arjun Tremblay, Dr. Léonie Mvumbi-Mambu, and Dr. Jérôme Melançon on receiving a $25,000 SSHRC/CRSH Connections Grant to host the upcoming Center for Franco-Canadian West Studies (CEFCO) conference “Privilèges et marginalisations dans la francophonie: Réflexions et action”.

 

Conference details at https://lacite.uregina.ca/fr/crfm/colloques/colloque-du-centre-d-etudes-franco-canadiennes-de-l-ouest-cefco