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No politics Zone – Educational reform in the Arab Gulf states (CIES 2021 panel)

No politics Zone – Educational reform in the Arab Gulf states (CIES 2021 panel)

Thursday 29 April11:45 AM – 1:15 PM (Pacific Time (US & Canada))
  • Organizer: Esraa Al-Muftah (Qatar University / University of British Columbia)
  • The perpetual [gendered] crisis in education: A genealogical analysis of the desired ideal girl in (post)colonial Bahrain   *Sara J.. Musaifer (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)
  • The political mechanisms of reforming educational systems in the Gulf region   *Ibrahim Alhouti (UCL Institute of Education)
  • Strategizing in higher education: A critical discourse analysis   *Hadeel AlKhateeb (Qatar University)
  • Academic mobility, between the past and the present: The case of Qatar University   *Esraa Al-Muftah (Qatar University / University of British Columbia)
The Urgency of Black Studies and the Insufficiency of Anti-Racism

The Urgency of Black Studies and the Insufficiency of Anti-Racism

Professor Handel Kashope Wright delivers the keynote at the Virtual Symposium: Activism and Solidarity Post-Script to the “Scholar Strike Canada” on October 29, 2020. Keynote Title: “The Urgency of Black Studies and the Insufficiency of Anti-Racism”.

The Other Side of The Wall: A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope

The Other Side of The Wall: A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope

The Cambridge Centre for Palestine Studies is inviting you to participate in a discussion on Revd. Dr. Munther Isaac’s most recent book: The Other Side of The Wall: A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope.

Metro Vancouver Forums on Systemic Racism

Metro Vancouver Forums on Systemic Racism

Recent events have brought the issue of systemic racism to the forefront prompting all orders of government and organizations to take a much closer look at racial discrimination and develop strategies to address this long standing issue.

In response, Metro Vancouver is hosting a series of forums on systemic racism for elected officials in the region featuring Dr. Handel Wright and a panel of storytellers, with discussion moderated by Kathryn Gretsinger, an award-winning CBC broadcaster. Storytellers include Neila Miled, recent PhD graduate of the Faculty of Education.

Anti-Blackness, Imperfect Allyship & Being Antiracist

Anti-Blackness, Imperfect Allyship & Being Antiracist

Handel Wright, Professor- Educational Studies, participated on a one hour moderated discussion (webinar) organized by Fraser Health in October 2020 on the topic “Anti-Blackness, Imperfect Allyship & Being Antiracist.”    

Cities as Sites for Transformative Change: How and Why Universities can Contribute

Cities as Sites for Transformative Change: How and Why Universities can Contribute

Date: December 1, 2020

Time: 11:00am – Noon
The presenters recent and SSHRC-funded project, entitled “Transforming city governments in response to disruptive change: meeting the challenges of colonization, inequity, and climate change,” is an example of collaborative efforts between UBC and municipal governments that seeks to understand how Canadian cities can transform as they address the complex challenges of colonization, inequity and climate change. Preliminary insights indicate that city staff are under pressure to deliver on set priorities and timelines with little time and resources to reflect on the theories, paradigms and worldviews that inform their decision-making. Through a learning journey, city staff, community partners and researchers will work to unearth the structures within which cities operate and test alternative ways of defining and solving problems. This collective journey will explore questions such as: What histories have shaped our institutions? What processes have led to the erasure of ethno-cultural groups such as Black communities? How can we decolonize our practices? What collaborations are needed for shared decision-making? And what are the enabling conditions for transformative change?

Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education: Bodies of Knowledge and Their Discontents, International Perspectives

Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education: Bodies of Knowledge and Their Discontents, International Perspectives

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, 2:00-3:00PM PST
Join co-editors André Elias Mazawi and Michelle Stack (2020 Wall Scholar) for a virtual launch of their new book: Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education: Bodies of Knowledge and Their Discontents, International and Comparative Perspectives.

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem), former associate dean for Indigenous Education and director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), and professor of Educational Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia will deliver a short reading from her chapter, “Embodying Raven’s Knowledge in Indigenous Teacher Education”.

Other contributors to the book will also be on-line to participate in a Q&A and discussion.

The potential for Black Studies programs in Canada

The potential for Black Studies programs in Canada

Provost’s Speaker Series on Systemic Racism
Date: October 23, 2020

Building Black Studies in Canada: Moving beyond Anti-Racism Courses
Andrea A. Davis, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, and Special Advisor on Anti-Black Racism Strategy, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

Did Someone Say Black British Columbia? Rough Autobiographical Notes on Blackness and the Prospects of Black Studies at UBC
Handel Kashope Wright, Professor, Faculty of Education, and Director, Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, UBC Vancouver

Select Publications List of André Elias Mazawi

Select Publications List of André Elias Mazawi

A selection of Books, Articles, Chapters, Guest-edited Journal Issues, Audio-Visual Modules, Keynotes, Invited Presentations and Conference papers by André Elias Mazawi

(De)colonial Pedagogical Possibilities of Films & Film Festivals

(De)colonial Pedagogical Possibilities of Films & Film Festivals

Two-parts Special Issue of Postcolonial Directions in Education, guest co-edited by Sonia Medel and André Elias Mazawi in 2019-2020