Topic: Truth & Reconciliation & decolonization

Debwewin: to speak the truth – Nishnabek de’bwewin: telling our truths

By David Newhouse

Indigenous perspectives on truth, academic freedom, and tenure have only recently started to be meaningfully reflected in academic discourse. If embraced, these […]

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Congress 2016 Day 2: Governance controversies and reconciliation in the university

It was another interesting day here at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Calgary. Two sessions […]

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"Welcome" in various languages

Broadening accessibility to postsecondary education in Canada

By Glen A. Jones

Increasing access to postsecondary education is a challenging problem with no easy solutions. But given Canada’s demographics and the rapidly changing nature of our economy, it’s a problem we cannot ignore. We can’t afford to be satisfied with current participation rates while key components of our population are ill-equipped to engage with the emerging social and economic realities of the twenty-first century.

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"Whose university is it, anyway?" - book cover

“Whose university is it, anyway?” A question we need to keep asking

By Jennie Hornosty

Whose University Is It, Anyway? Power and Privilege on Gendered Terrain, edited by Anne Wagner, Sandra Acker, and Kimine Mayuzumi (Sumach Press, 2008)

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Tâwaw cî?: Aboriginal Faculty, Students, and Content in the University English Department

By Jo-Ann Episkenew and Deanna Reder

In a wide-ranging conversation, First Nations University professor Jo-Ann Episkenew and Simon Fraser University professor Deanna Reder discuss the realities and challenges faced by Aboriginal academics and students in Canadian universities.

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