Imagining a More Just University
Date and Time
Virtual - Zoom
In Person - Interdisciplinary Hub - MCKN 019
How can we create more just academic spaces that eliminate barriers to access and ensure equity for everyone in the university community?
About the Event
In this hybrid event, we will explore how to create more just academic spaces that reduce/eliminate barriers to access and ensure equity for everyone in the university community. We are interested in this topic generally, and also specifically as it relates to the University of Guelph.
Creating more just academic spaces has long been a critical topic, but feels increasingly pressing as we navigate several overlapping injustices structured by the pandemic, systemic racism and colonialism, (hetero)sexism, ableism and economic inequality, among others.
Drawing on expertise local to the University of Guelph and the surrounding communities, this event will both illuminate specific challenges, and imagine and discuss promising practices moving forward. Panelists will include:
Dr. Adam Davies (they/them), Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Dr. Roberta Hawkins (she/her), Geography, Environment and Geomatics
Omorowa Eguakun (she/they), Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Guelph
Jena-Lee Ashley (she/her), Vice President External, Central Student Association
Nicole Walker (she/her), President, Central Student Association
If you would like to attend virtually, please register to attend over Zoom.
If you would like to attend in-person, please register online. We request that all in-person attendants wear a mask.