Co-sponsored by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
How has the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms impacted human rights discourse and democratic participation in Canada? This panel of distinguished lawyers, including Doug Elliott, Marlys Edwardh and Ryder Gilliland, chaired by Nathalie Des Rosiers (Ottawa), will reflect upon the experiences of Aboriginal people, women, racialized minorities and LGBT people in order explore the Charter’s impact on rights and freedoms, social inclusion and democratic participation.
A reception will follow.
Co-sponsored by the University of Alberta, the University of Manitoba and York University, and organized in partnership with the QSEC (Queer Studies in Education and Culture) -Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education and the Canadian Society for the for the Study of Education (CSSE)
What is the status of gender, women and sexuality in the Academy? The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Equity Portfolio has brought together a group of distinguished researchers to explore these intersections. Chaired by Dr. Narda Razack (York), this panel will feature Dr. Janice Ristock (Manitoba), Dr. Njoki Wane (Toronto), Dr. Margaret Ann Armour, (Alberta) and Dr. Andre Grace (Alberta).
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost/VP Academic, University of Calgary and organized in partnership with the Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA) and the Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA)
The body and its abilities are a constant source of inspiration in the areas of science, technology, culture and sports. Technological innovations are radically transforming how we think about the body, abilities and performance. This panel, chaired by Dru Marshall, Provost (Calgary) will discuss the linkage between access and inclusion, technological innovations, ability expectations and ethical and social change. Panelists include: Roxanne Mykitiuk (York), Jennifer Roswell (Brock) and Gregor Wolbring (Calgary and Ottawa).
Co-sponsored by the OISE/University of Toronto and the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies and organized in partnership with the Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA) and the Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA)
How do Disability Studies reflect a need to rethink the “essentials of being human”? How does taking a disability studies approach offer innovative and creative ways to re-think ordinary knowledge production? The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Equity Issues Portfolio has invited a group of leaders from disability studies to reflect on their experience and theorize what the future will hold for disabled peoples. Chaired by Jay Dolmage (Waterloo), this panel will feature Tanya Titchkosky (Toronto), Michael Prince (Victoria) and Rod Michalko (York).
A reception will follow.
Co-sponsored by Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Equity Subcommittee
This panel highlights race, racialization and indigeneity in the Canadian academy. Based on a 3-year SSHRC-funded research project that uses a multifaceted methodology including personal interviews, surveys and site visits to selected universities, this panel will explore issues of race and indigeneity within the academy. Panelist will include: Ena Dua, (York), Frances Henry (York), Carol Tator (York), Carl James (York), and Malinda Smith (Alberta).