Tuesday, May 29, 2018
CK-Centre for Kinesiology – Congress Hub – Expo Event Space
Equity and Diversity are hallmark commitments and values for the post-secondary sector in Canada, but evidence shows there is considerable progress needed to move from commitment to action.
This special open event at Congress 2018 "Gathering Diversities" brings together scholars to discuss obstacles and strategies for the recruitment and retention of faculty members from racialized and other equity-seeking groups in Canadian universities. The session will consider this important goal through a race, gender, LGBTQ, and disability lens, applying an intersectional frame to an otherwise practical problem. What is the current state of affairs in the post-secondary system and how are humanities and social sciences faring? Where have Canadian universities successfully championed the issue and advanced its implementation? What are the lessons for best practices and how could these be shared? The aim is to identify current challenges, demonstrate how change is possible, and share strategies for ways forward.
This special open session is hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Regina, and organized in collaboration with the Black Canadian Studies Association and the Canadian Disability Studies Association.