Microaggressions: Addressing Microaggressions in Teaching and Learning

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Hybrid - Zoom and MacKinnon 019


Responding to Microaggressions in Teaching and Learning

Have you ever witnessed a microaggression in a learning environment? Were you satisfied with the way you responded? 

In this practical, hands-on session, we will explore multiple ways of responding to microaggressions in virtual and in-person classrooms. By the end of this session, you will be able to adapt and apply a framework to help you confidently respond to microaggressions in multiple teaching and learning environments.

Guest Speaker

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Dr. Melanie-Anne Atkins is the Associate Director, Student Experience and a certified CliftonStrengths® coach. A visionary leader, educational developer, and public speaker, Dr. Atkins has delivered over 300 presentations and works with organizations to develop training and assessment tools that build individual and institutional capacity in the areas of mental health literacy, anti-racism, EDI, and intercultural communication. In 2016, she led the creation of a student-driven wellness education innovation hub teaching evidence-based mental health and wellness strategies to university students, staff, and faculty. 


Dr. Atkins has a special interest in engaging students with traditionally marginalized identities in the academy, peer mentorship and education, holistic student development, anti-oppressive practices in education, and students as partners in teaching and learning.

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