In lieu of the CSSHE 2020 Conference which was cancelled due to COVID-19, CSSHE hosted two featured lunch hour debates, available to view here! Find these on the Video Resources page as well.

“Who should pay for higher education”

This debate addressed the perennial issue of higher education funding in context of factors such as shifting government policy, neoliberalism, internationalization and globalization, regional geographies, the use of parental and student profile and data for assessment and imbalances created by different funding models in light of equity and inclusion imperatives. It is intended to spark a debate on the funding of higher education from the perspectives of different stakeholder groups.

Panelists:
Pier-André Bouchard St-Amant, Professeur, École nationale d’administration publique – ENAP/ Associate Professor, National School of Public Administration, Montreal
Jerome Cranston, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Regina
Diedre A. Desmarais, Area Director of the Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs, University of Manitoba
Catherine Dunne, President of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)
Panel Chair & Moderator: Christine Arnold, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland

“A Call to Action: What Are We Doing to Eliminate Colonialism and Racism in the Academy?”

Universities Canada states “Universities recognize the vital importance of a diversity of identity and thought, with room for a variety of ideas, geographies, cultures and views. While progress has been made over the past few decades, we recognize that there is more we can – and must – do to truly achieve inclusive excellence.” Our colonial history and continuing imperial legacies make the principles and goals of equity, diversity and inclusion a major challenge for our institutions, particularly where it matters most at the heart of our institutions, i.e. in our classrooms. This session will focus on policies and best practices to move forward our commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and principles of indigenous education and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and more broadly to decolonizing the academy.

Panelists:
Ena Dua, Professor, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University. Author of the book “Equity Myth”.
rosalind hampton, Assistant Professor, Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. New Book: Black Racialization and Resistance at an Elite University (2020)
Theresa Rajack-Talley, Vice Provost, Equity & Inclusion, Dalhousie University
Jasmine Walsh, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, Dalhousie University
Vijay Ramjattan, Recent PhD Graduate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Doctoral Dissertation: Working with an Accent: The Aesthetic Labour of International Teaching Assistants in Ontario Universities
Panel Chair & Moderator: Michelle Jean-Paul, PhD student at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba.

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