Welcome to the 51st Annual CSSHE Conference

A warm welcome to all #CSSHE2021 presenters and attendees! The 51st Annual CSSHE Conference begins on May 30, 2021 and we are thrilled to welcome delegates from 74 institutions in 15 countries. This year’s conference features over 200 presentations from domestic and international delegates, graduate students, researchers and practitioners in higher education.

If you haven’t already, register for #CSSHE2021, and view the conference program. Follow us on Twitter for updates leading up to the conference!

CSSHE Presidential Session | May 31 | 2:15-3:30PM MST

Join CSSHE for the 2021 Presidential Session at the annual CSSHE conference: Experiential Learning and the Future of the Social Non-Profit Sector

May 31, 2021 2:15-3:30pm MST

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Across Canada, non-profit social organizations have been at the forefront of the responses to both COVID-19 and racial injustices this past year. Community engaged learning, community-based learning and other forms of experiential learning explicitly designed to boost the capacity of the not-for-profit sector can also play a crucial role in an equitable pandemic recovery. This session highlights the funding, policy, and partnership opportunities for experiential learning and community campus engagement as part of the recovery efforts.

With speakers:
David Peacock, University of Alberta (Moderator)
Mike DeGagné, Indspire
Val Walker, Business Higher Education Roundtable
Andrea Dicks, Community Foundations Canada
Duncan Phillips, Mitacs
Chad Lubelsky, McConnell Foundation

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Canadian Journal of Higher Education Vol 51, No 1 (2021): 51(1)

Read the current issue of the Canadian Journal of Higher Education.


Work Hard, Party Hard: Harm Reduction in a Postsecondary Setting
Victoria Ford, Alyssa Wooster, Mary Bartram (1-14)

Les acquis de la formation doctorale: perceptions des compétences développées
Marcelline Bangali (15-27)

Perspectives of Canadian Distance Educators on the Move to Online Learning
Cindy Ives, Pamela Walsh (28-40)

Accommodations and academic performance: First-year university students with disabilities
Jeanette Parsons, Mary Ann McColl, Andrea K. Martin, David W. Rynard (41-56)

Sessional Contract Faculty, Unionization, and Academic Freedom
Stephanie Ross, Larry Savage, James Watson (57-70)

Intersecting Roadmaps: Resolving Tension Between Profession-Specific and University-Wide Graduate Attributes
Samira ElAtia, Jason P. Carey, Marnie Jamieson, Bashair Alibrahim, Marcus Ivey (71-98)

Book Reviews

Book Review of “International Education as Public Policy in Canada”
Ruth Hayhoe (99-100)

Book Review of “Equity in Science: Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education”
Lianne Fisher (101-102)

Book review of “The Finest Blend: Graduate Education in Canada”
Alison Elizabeth Jefferson (103-105)

Looking Back/Looking Forward: CSSHE 50th Anniversary Webinar *UPDATED WITH REGISTRATION LINK

Celebrating 50 years of both the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE) and the Canadian Journal of Higher Education (CJHE)

Thank you to the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development at the University of Manitoba for supporting this webinar.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 12-1.30pm EST
REGISTER NOW: https://my.demio.com/ref/7MS3mjj2bd03k0cI


  • Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University
  • Merli Tamtik, Associate Professor, Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology, University of Manitoba


Sheila Brown is President Emerita of Mount Saint Vincent University, having served two terms as its 9th President. She continues to be actively involved in professional development programs for university leaders. She is a long time member of CSSHE, and served as a Board member 1996-2000, Vice-President 2000-01, President 2001-04 and Past President 2004-05. She was named Distinguished Member in 2006.

Dr. Kathleen Clarke is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she mainly teaches in the Master of Education – Student Affairs Field of Study. She graduated with her PhD in Higher Education from OISE/University of Toronto in 2019. Kathleen served as the Graduate Student Representative for the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education for three years (2014-2017), during which time she was the Local Area Coordinator for the annual conference at Brock (2014) and conference co-chair at the University of Ottawa (2015) and the University of Calgary (2016). She also regularly presents at the annual conference for the society on topics related to graduate education, students with disabilities, and students’ mental health.

Dr. Amira El Masri is the Director of the Center for Global Education and Internationalization at Sheridan. She’s been an active CSSHE member since 2013. She was a member of the CSSHE Conference Planning Committee for two consecutive years (2020 and 2021) and is currently an elected member of CSSHE Board of Directors. She was the winner of the  2020 CSSHE Geis Doctoral Dissertation Award for her doctoral dissertation “International education as policy: A discourse coalition framework analysis of the construction, context, and empowerment of Ontario’s international education storylines”.

Alexander (Sandy) Gregor, retired from the University of Manitoba as Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Division of Postsecondary Studies and Director of Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD). Currently, part of Senior College at the University of Toronto, as a Founding Fellow; and Editor of the Senior College Encyclopedia.

Was President CSSHE (1986-87) and  Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Higher Education in the 1990’s; and for a time CSSHE Executive Secretary, when the Society and Journal were administered through CHERD.

Glen A. Jones is professor of higher education and dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He was President of the CSSHE in 1996-97 and co-editor of the CJHE from 1997-1999. He received the CSSHE Research Award in 2001 and the Distinguished Member Award in 2011. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba in recognition of his contributions to the study of higher education in Canada.

Eric Lavigne is the Coordinator of Program Development at Université de l’Ontario français, the Editor of the French section of the Canadian Journal of Higher Education, and a lecturer in OISE’s Higher Education program. His research interests gravitate around higher education administration, organizational theory, and micropolitics.

CSSHE 2021: Letter to Members on Racial Injustice

Dear Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education members,

We hope that this finds you and those in your care all keeping well. On March 23, 2021, the CSSHE Board of Directors and CSSHE 2021 Conference Committee held a joint meeting to discuss the Black Canadian Studies Association’s (BCSA) decision to withdraw from Congress 2020 and 2021 (https://twitter.com/BlkCdnSA/status/1359136941346816006?s=20).

We understand, respect, and support the decision of the BCSA to withdraw from Congress again this year. (Last year, the BCSA withdrew from Congress in protest against the structural racism of the response to the 2019 incident and the inequities that a virtual conference would present.) We also respectfully acknowledge and are grateful for the work of those individuals and societies who have decided to withdraw in solidarity.

In light of these developments and discussions, the CSSHE Board of Directors has chosen to continue engaging with Congress in order to contribute to change and hold our profession and societies accountable as an expression of our shared commitments and values. CSSHE will continue to critically reflect, and to action our values, to create a more just society. We respect the views shared and wish to highlight just a couple of our Society’s most recent commitments as follows:

We recognize that the intersection of structural racism and the pandemic, both in the effects on health as well as economic security, has disproportionately affected communities with large proportions of racialized people, as well as those who are economically disadvantaged. This year, the CSSHE Board of Directors, working through its committees:

We hope to continue this work and invite you to join us at our AGM and Awards Ceremony (Tuesday June 1, 2021, 10.45am-12.00pm Mountain Daylight Time), where we will take some time to reflect on the role that higher education has played in reinforcing systemic racism and how we can continue to address this in our profession and scholarship. In advance of that discussion, we invite you to read the Congress Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (AC-EDID) Report and Recommendations, Igniting Change and to sign the Charter on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization in the Social  Sciences and Humanities.

For those who are unable to attend or would prefer to share their ideas, questions, or critiques through other means, we invite you to email, video chat, or set up a time to talk by phone.

With gratitude,

CSSHE Board of Directors

View the CSSHE2021 Conference Committee’s response to the Federation for the Humanities and Social Science Igniting Change Report

CSSHE Call for nominations to board of directors | Mise en candidature au conseil d’administration de la SCÉES

Dear CSSHE Members:

In accordance with By-Law No.1 and as permitted under subsection 128(4) the Act, terms of office for Directors of the Corporation shall be as follows:

Two (2) directors elected for a term of four (4) years
Two (2) directors elected for a term of three (3) years
Six (6) to eight (8) directors elected for a term of two (2) years

Vacancies 2021 
The Nominations Committee of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) solicits nominations for Directors to fill positions on the Board of Directors that will become vacant after the Annual General Meeting, scheduled to be held virtually on Tuesday, 1 June 2021 from 10:45 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (Mountain):

One (1) director to be elected for a term of four (4) years (in the presumptive role of vice-president)
Two (2) directors to be elected for a term of three (3) years
Two (2) directors to be elected for a term of two (2) years

The Board of Directors meets monthly except for July and August. Most meetings are one hour video/teleconferences, however, the Board also meets for several hours immediately before the spring conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Board members who cannot attend the face-to-face meeting in person are expected to do so by some form of electronic means.

In addition to preparing for and attending the meetings of the Board, directors of the society participate and serve on committees. Examples of committee work may include service on: ·

  • Program Committee (which acts to plan and coordinate the annual and other conferences and events for the society),
  • Awards Committees
  • Policies and Procedures Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Other committees formed as required to fulfill the objects and mandate of the society.

Directors may also be required to serve as liaisons to the society’s affinity groups, as conference track chairs, chair sessions at conferences, participate in the blind peer review process, and other duties of the Board of Directors as required under By-law No1.

How to Nominate

Self-nominations will be accepted. All nominators and nominees for positions on the Board of Directors must be members in good standing of the CSSHE for calendar year 2021. Before making a nomination for a colleague please ensure that the person you wish to nominate will accept the nomination.

If there are more nominees than positions in any one category, an election will be held. Interested nominees should view the lengths and terms of vacancies and specify the term vacancy (length of term of office) to which they are applying. 

Nominees are asked to undertake a personal skills assessment and highlight their knowledge of the society, governance, and higher education. Nominees shall provide a brief biographical statement (not to exceed 250 words) highlighting their particular interests within the field of higher education, their experience as a scholar and/or practitioner of higher education, and skills that would make them a valuable addition to the Board of Directors of CSSHE. These statements will be circulated to the membership in advance of the election.

Please submit your nomination or self-nomination by email to csshe-scees@csse.ca with subject line

“Nomination for Board of Directors” no later than Monday, 3 May 2021.


Pour les besoins du présent document, il est entendu que le masculin comprend le féminin.

Chers membres de la SCÉES,

Conformément au règlement intérieur no 1 et sous réserve de ce qui est autorisé aux termes au paragraphe 128(4) de la Loi BNL, les mandats des administrateurs de la corporation sont :

deux (2) administrateurs élus pour un mandat de quatre (4) ans;
deux (2) administrateurs élus pour un mandat de trois (3) ans;
six (6) à huit (8) administrateurs élus pour un mandat de deux (2) ans.

Postes vacants 2021
Le comité des candidatures de la Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’enseignement supérieur (SCÉES) sollicite des candidatures pour combler les postes au sein du conseil d’administration qui deviendront vacants après l’assemblée générale annuelle qui se tiendra virtuellement le mardi 1er juin 2021 de 10 h 45 à 12 h (heure des Rocheuses) :

un (1) administrateur à élire pour un mandat de quatre (4) ans (dans le rôle présomptif de vice-président).
deux (2) administrateurs à élire pour un mandat de trois (3) ans.
deux (2) administrateurs à élire pour un mandat de deux (2) ans.

Le conseil d’administration se réunit une fois par mois, sauf en juillet et en août. Il s’agit la plupart du temps d’une téléconférence ou vidéoconférence d’une heure. Le conseil se réunit aussi pendant plusieurs heures immédiatement avant le congrès du printemps de la SCÉES, qui a lieu dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines. Les membres du conseil d’administration qui ne sont pas en mesure d’assister sur place à la réunion sont priés de s’y joindre par voie électronique.

En plus de se préparer en vue des réunions du conseil d’administration et de participer à ces réunions, les administrateurs de la société font partie de comités. Il peut s’agir, par exemple :

·         du comité du programme (qui assure la planification et la coordination du congrès annuel et des autres congrès et événements de la SCÉES);

·        des comités des prix;

·         du comité des politiques et procédures;

·         du comité des communications;

·         ou d’autres comités mis sur pied au besoin en vue d’accomplir le mandat de la SCÉES et d’atteindre ses objectifs.

Les administrateurs peuvent également se voir demander de servir d’agents de liaison auprès des groupes d’affinité de la SCÉES, de présidents de l’une ou l’autre des volets du congrès annuel, de présidents de séance lors de congrès ou d’arbitres dans le cadre d’évaluations à l’insu par les pairs; ils peuvent aussi avoir à s’acquitter d’autres tâches qui incombent au conseil d’administration conformément au règlement intérieur no 1 de la SCÉES. 

Comment proposer une candidature

Vous pouvez présenter votre propre candidature. Les personnes qui proposent un candidat pour un poste au sein du conseil d’administration tout comme les candidats eux-mêmes doivent être des membres en règle de la SCÉES pour l’année civile de 2021. Avant de proposer un collègue comme candidat, assurez-vous que la personne que vous désirez proposer acceptera la mise en candidature.

S’il y a plus de candidats que de postes dans une catégorie, une élection aura lieu. Les candidats intéressés doivent prendre connaissance de la durée des postes vacants et préciser la durée du mandat  pour laquelle ils postulent.

Les candidats doivent se soumettre à une évaluation de leurs compétences personnelles et faire la preuve de leurs connaissances, qu’il s’agisse de la SCÉES, de la gouvernance ou de l’enseignement supérieur. Les candidats doivent en outre faire parvenir un profil d’au maximum 250 mots faisant étant de leurs intérêts particuliers dans le domaine de l’enseignement supérieur, de leur expérience en tant que chercheur et /ou praticien dans ce même domaine ainsi que de leurs compétences qui seraient un atout pour le conseil d’administration de la SCÉES. Ces documents seront acheminés aux membres avant les élections.

Veuillez faire parvenir par courriel, d’ici le 3 mai 2021, le nom de la personne que vous proposez ou votre propre candidature à csshe-scees@csse.ca en prenant soin d’indiquer dans la ligne objet « Mise en candidature pour le conseil d’administration Â».

Register for #CSSHE2021 by March 31 to win a University of Toronto Press higher education book!

Early bird registration for #CSSHE2021 Annual Conference ends on March 31. All early bird registrants will be entered into a draw to win their choice of a higher education publication from the University of Toronto Press.

Update your CSSHE membership & register for the conference here: https://csshe-scees.ca/conference-registration/

‘See’ you at #CSSHE2021!

Announcing #csshe2021 Flagship Events

Confronting Privilege in Internationalization of Higher Education during COVID-19:  What have we learned?
Sunday May 30, 2021 | 10:45am-12:00pm MST
Co-hosted by CSSHE & CIESC/SCECI

This session is directed towards a critical, multidisciplinary examination of current, normative internationalization policies in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the interactions of these policies with mobilities of privilege. Internationalization has grown to be a high priority for higher education institutions in Canada, reflected in their strategic plans and policy documents. Yet, the pandemic has changed mobility across the globe, implicating internationalization engagments in HE. More than ever, Gorki’s reminder (2008) to international or intercultural educators is key, that “good intentions are not enough,” challenging us to question our practice if it does not first and foremost address issues of social reconstruction for equity and justice. In other words, he asks if without such questioning, we render “ourselves complicit to existing inequity and injustice”(p. 516). Institutions of higher education across the globe are at important cross-roads as they pivot, shift and remain steady during the COVID-19 pandemic. While on the one hand they are increasingly committed to international and intercultural education, and indigenizing their campuses, on the other they increasingly face pressures under neoliberal discourses to simplify, quantify and manage the increasing diversity on their campuses in a way that ensures institutional survival. These discourses have manifested in different ways during the pandemic – as mobility has shifted and online education dominated education this past year. Now there is more need than ever before to “slow down” and analyze the historical and socio-political power hierarchies that define and characterize international and intercultural relations, current discourses encourage expediency and managerialism that work towards ‘band-aid’ and ‘quick fix’ approaches, during the rush to keep education relevant during the pandemic.

Panel participants will address the theoretical and practical implications for challenging policies that have failed to incorporate critical pedagogical perspectives and will consider curricular concerns for the intersections of race, gender, class and ability in how internationalization is practiced in universities. They will critically analyse the discourses of internationalization and colonialism reflected in the practices of higher education institutions. As researchers operating from a position of care, inclusion, hope, and advocacy for an internationalism that dismantles socially-identified categories of difference and promotes equity and social justice, they will assist us in ‘interrogating’ internationalization at all levels of higher education institutions: governance (policy, administrative practices), curriculum and pedagogy, social relations (among students, staff, faculty, administrators and the wider community). 

The session is designed around an interactive session, focused on a question and discussion format between panelists and a discussant. The two questions guiding the session are: 1) What are the key moments in the year of the pandemic that open opportunities for institutional learning for practices that aim at equality and justice? 2) What’s at risk as institutions, faculty, students and community move forward in internationalization in the year ahead?


  • Crain Soudier, Chief Executive Officer, Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)
  • Christina W. Yao, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Higher Education & Student Affairs, Department of Educational Leadership and Policies, University of South Carolina (USA)
  • Thashika Pillay, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University (Canada)

Discussant: Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University.

Enabling Indigenous Scholarship in Canadian Higher Education
Monday May 31, 2021 | 10:45-12:00pm MST
Open event sponsored by the University of Manitoba Faculty of Education

Higher education has traditionally been seen as slow to adapt or even resistant to change. The dominant model of the higher education institution that can be found all over Canada has clear roots in the Anglo-European models that date back hundreds of years. As universities spread, so too did colonial ideas of how education should be organized and shared. The wealth of knowledge from Indigenous cultures and traditions that already existed on and about this land was excluded from the establishment of the Canadian higher education system. 

In today’s system, higher education institutions, operating as colonial institutions, still stand, stretching from Whitehorse to St John’s. And yet, while they might look the same from the outside, Indigenous wisdom and knowledge is beginning to transform higher education from within. 

This CSSHE flagship session will bring together Indigenous senior administrators and researchers, providing space for these leaders to share their stories and experiences and for participants to learn from them. The session aims to move beyond a deficit discourse that tends to package Indigenization and decolonization as buzzwords or merely jobs to be done towards focusing on the strengths of Indigenous research, knowledge, and worldviews, and how these strengths can rejuvenate Canadian higher education. The session will also provide a space to reflect on the paradoxes and difficulties of doing this within the existing structure of higher education, a key tension in the resurgence of Indigenous knowledges.

After a welcome by the moderator and introductions to each speaker, the speakers will be invited to share (whether through storytelling, a presentation with slides, through Q&A, or other format according to their preference) for 10-15 minutes each. This will be followed by audience interaction, facilitated by the moderator. This session is open to everyone, whether registered for Congress or not.

Moderator: Deborah Saucier, President and Vice-Chancellor of Vancouver Island University 
Frank Deer, Canada Research Chair & Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba 
Florence Glanfield, Vice-Provost (Indigenous Programming & Research), University of Alberta (she/her)
Tosh Southwick, Independent Consultant and former Associate Vice-President of Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation, Yukon University (she/her)

Renew Your CSSHE Membership

TO:  CSSHE Members

DATE:  March 1, 2021

FROM:  CSSHE Secretariat

SUBJECT:  2021 Membership renewal

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to invite you to renew your membership in the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education / Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’enseignement supérieur (CSSHE/SCÉES).

So why should you join, especially at a time when money for things like memberships is in short supply?

It is important for you to be a member of CSSHE because at 50 years old, CSSHE is the oldest and largest national organization of people who have a scholarly interest in higher education, and a national organization can thrive only to the extent it draws in as many people as possible.

As a member of CSSHE, you understand the importance of informed public debate and discussion about education. We in CSSHE believe that a vital academic community across the country is an important part of that debate. We believe that education in Canada needs more research and more thoughtful analysis. The scholarly community has a unique and important role in this process. As an example, last year, we hosted two webinars–one on higher education finance and the other on decolonization– both of which can be found here: https://csshe-scees.ca/video-recordings/ And we have more planned for this year, which your membership will directly support!

There are many obstacles to the scholarly community’s playing this role.  We are few in number, scattered across a huge country. Provincial jurisdiction over education acts to push us apart. It is all too easy for us to work in our own communities, largely ignoring the larger national context.

CSSHE is one of the few links we have in thinking about education in a national context, and in learning from each other’s work. An organization of 300 people won’t overcome the problems, but through our common membership, our website, listserv, our various awards, and especially through our annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences we work to create a national presence in higher education. Information and registration to this year’s conference is at https://csshe-scees.ca/conference/current/

CSSHE is an open and changing organization. Our members have very diverse interests and views.  Our meetings are friendly yet lively events, small enough to be personal but with much debate.  CSSHE helps create and maintain both important work linkages and valuable friendships. Issues of values, politics, leadership, curriculum, development, change, power, and philosophy are all part of our sphere of interest. 

We invite you to renew your involvement at https://www.assocsrv.ca/csshe/login.asp?lang=e.  Meanwhile, if you have any questions or comments about CSSHE, please email or phone our Secretariat (Tim Howard [below]) or President (Michelle Nilson [mnilson@sfu.ca]).

On behalf of the Board, we hope you will become an active member of CSSHE.


DATE : 1er mars 2021

EXPÉDITEUR : Secrétariat de la SCÉES

OBJET : Renouvellement des adhésions 2021

Chers collègues,

Nous vous écrivons pour vous inviter à renouveler votre adhésion à la Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’enseignement supérieur (SCÉES).

La question se pose : pourquoi renouveler votre adhésion, surtout en cette période où l’argent pour des choses comme une cotisation se fait rare?

Il est important pour vous d’être membre de la SCÉES parce qu’à 50 ans, la SCÉES est le regroupement le plus ancien et le plus important de chercheurs et chercheuses qui s’intéressent à l’enseignement supérieur et parce qu’une organisation nationale ne peut se développer que dans la mesure où elle attire le plus grand nombre de personnes possible.

En tant que membre de la SCÉES, vous comprenez toute l’importance de discussions et de débats publics bien informés sur l’éducation. À la SCÉES, nous croyons qu’une communauté universitaire vivante à l’échelle du pays est un élément important de ces échanges. Nous croyons que le domaine de l’éducation au Canada a besoin de plus de recherches et d’analyses plus étoffées. La communauté universitaire a un rôle unique et important à jouer à cet égard. À titre d’exemple, nous avons organisé l’an dernier deux webinaires – l’un sur l’enseignement supérieur et l’autre sur la décolonisation – qui se trouvent à l’adresse suivante : https://SCÉES-scees.ca/video-recordings/ D’autres webinaires, soutenus directement par vos cotisations, sont planifiés pour cette année.

De nombreux obstacles empêchent la communauté universitaire de jouer son rôle. Nous sommes peu nombreux, dispersés dans un vaste pays. Les lois sur les compétences provinciales en matière d’éducation nous divisent. Il est trop facile pour nous de travailler dans nos propres collectivités, sans tenir compte du contexte national.

La SCÉES est l’un des rares liens que nous avons pour réfléchir à l’éducation dans un contexte national et pour apprendre de nos travaux respectifs. Une organisation de 300 personnes ne surmontera pas les problèmes, mais grâce à notre regroupement, à notre site Web, à notre liste de diffusion, aux divers prix que nous décernons et surtout à notre congrès annuel tenu dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines, nous travaillons à créer une présence nationale dans l’enseignement supérieur. Vous trouverez des renseignements sur le congrès de cette année et sur la marche à suivre pour s’y inscrire au https://SCÉES-scees.ca/conference/current/

La SCÉES est une organisation ouverte et dynamique. Nos membres ont des intérêts et des points de vue très diversifiés. Nos réunions sont amicales mais animées; le nombre de participants est assez petit pour permettre des échanges personnels, mais avec beaucoup de débats. Nous aidons à créer et à maintenir des liens de travail importants et de précieuses amitiés. Les questions touchant aux valeurs, à la politique, au leadership, aux programmes d’études, au développement, au changement, au pouvoir et à la philosophie font toutes partie de notre sphère d’intérêt. 

Nous vous invitons à renouveler votre adhésion au https://www.assocsrv.ca/csshe/login.asp?lang=f. Entre-temps, pour toute question ou tout commentaire au sujet de la SCÉES, veuillez envoyer un courriel ou téléphoner au secrétariat (Tim Howard [voir ci-dessous]) ou à la présidente (Michelle Nilson [michelle.nilson@gmail.com]).

Au nom du conseil d’administration, je formule le souhait que vous deveniez un membre actif de la SCÉES.


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#congressh Big Thinking Events to add to your CSSHE 2021 Schedule

The Federation of the Social Sciences and Humanities in partnership with the University of Alberta present the Big Thinking series, bringing together leading scholars who address critical issues of our time. Big Thinking events are open to all Congress registered attendees and to members of the general public with a community pass.

Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein

Canada’s hidden cooperative system: The legacy of the Black Banker Ladies | March 9, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm EST

lack diaspora women, known as Banker Ladies, lead solidarity economics through a form of mutual aid called Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs). Drawing on ancient African traditions, this financial exchange system holds the key to making local economies serve the needs of everyone. Canada has a rich history of corporativism, and Canadian policymakers are called on to support solidarity economies, and to ensure there is space for Black cooperators by creating a Global ROSCA Network. Valuing these informal cooperative institutions, and acknowledging the expertise of Banker Ladies, will help build an inclusive economy, bridge the gap of inequity in Canada, and by extension revolutionize Canadian international development policy.

Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein is Associate Professor of Business & Society at York University in Toronto, and founder of the Diverse Solidarity Economies Collective. She is author of Politicized Microfinance: Money, power and violence in the Black Americas and editor of The Black Social Economy in the Americas: Exploring Diverse Community-Based Alternative Markets. She is also the co-editor of the forthcoming Community Economies in the Global South by Oxford University Press (2021). She holds an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2018-2023) and her project “African origins in the Social Economy” is funded by the SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2017-20).

This event takes place in English with French simultaneous interpretation.


Sheila Watt-Cloutier 

Everything is connected: Environment, economy, foreign policy, sustainability, human rights and leadership in the 21st century | June 3, 2021 | 12:00 to 13:00 MDT

An environmental, cultural, and human rights advocate, Watt-Cloutier offers a new model for 21st century leadership by approaching urgent issues such as the environment, the economy, foreign policy, global health, and sustainability not as separate concerns, but as a deeply interconnected whole. 

Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an environmental, cultural and human rights advocate. Her work demonstrates that the pressing issues of today – the environment, the economy, foreign policy, global health – are deeply interconnected. Watt-Cloutier is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee (2007) for her advocacy work in showing the impact of global climate change, especially in the Arctic, on human rights. She is also an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, the Norwegian Sophie Prize, the Jack P. Blaney award for Dialogue, and the Right Livelihood Award. She was Canadian President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council from 1995-2002, and International Chair of the ICC from 2002-6. Her memoir, The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet, was shortlisted for Canada Reads in 2017.

Ibram X. Kendi  

How To Be An Antiracist | May 31, 2021 | Time TBD 

With opened minds, people are actively trying to understand racism. In this deeply personal and empowering conversation, Kendi will shift the discussion from how not to be racist to how to be an antiracist. He will also share his own racist ideas and how he overcame them.

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest ever winner of that award. He also authored three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an AntiracistStamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His newest books are Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action; and Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, co-edited with Keisha Blain, which will be out in February. In 2020, Time magazine named Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

For more information on Ibram X. Kendi, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

Canadian Journal of Higher Education Vol 50, No 4 (2020): 50(4)

Read this special issue of the Canadian Journal of Higher Education here.

Special Issue: Emerging Issues in the Internationalization of Canadian Higher Ed

Emerging Issues in the Internationalization of Canadian Higher Education
Emma Sabzalieva (i-x)

International education policymaking: A case study of Ontario’s Trillium Scholarship Program
Amira El Masri (1-19)

Strategic benefits, symbolic commitments: How Canadian colleges and universities frame internationalization
Elizabeth Buckner, Scott Clerk, Adriana Marroquin, You Zhang (20-36)

Border imperialism and exclusion in Canadian Parliamentary talk about international students
Dale M. McCartney (37-51)

Mental health status and help-seeking strategies of Canadian international students
Denielle de Moissac, Jan Marie Graham, Kevin Prada, Ndeye Rokhaya Gueye, Rhéa Rocque (52-71)

Building bridges to better bonds?: Differential on-campus participation between international and domestic students
Nicole Malette, Emily Ismailzai (72-86)

Brazilian federal institutes and Canadian colleges: Sharing experiences internationally
Claudia Schiedeck Soares de Souza (87-99)

Discursive power and the internationalization of universities in British Columbia and Ontario
Conrad King (100-115)

Website Updates

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  1. Current Conference Information: Information about our current conference is still found under “Current” in the conference menu, but now you will see that there are a number a pages containing specific information related to our annual conference offering.
  2. News & Events: Check out the news & events panel to view the most recent updates from CSSHE – important deadlines, upcoming meetings, publications, messages from CSSHE leadership and more will be shared in the News section, and information about upcoming and past events (other than conference) will be shared in the Events section.
  3. Video Resources: recorded sessions and panels from previous conferences are now available under Video Resources in the news & events section.
  4. Strategic Plan and other governing documents: Visit the About section to view updated information about CSSHE governance like the Board of Directors and Committees, bylaws & AGM documents, and Strategic Plan.

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