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Black Underrepresentation in Art History

Black Underrepresentation in Art History

Where are all the Black people? Join us at this webinar series on the underrepresentation of Black people in the academy. Each session will focus on a field or discipline. 

June 10, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. PDT

Speakers: Dr. Charmaine Nelson, Mr. Alistair Watkins

Description: Dr. Nelson and Mr. Watkins will shed light on the issue based on their experiences as a faculty member and student perspectives.

No politics Zone – Educational reform in the Arab Gulf states (CCIE Panel)

No politics Zone – Educational reform in the Arab Gulf states (CCIE Panel)

Monday 21 June11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Pacific Time (US & Canada))

  • Organizer: Esraa Al-Muftah (Qatar University / University of British Columbia)
  • The Perpetual Crisis in Education: A genealogical analysis of the 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)
Black Underrepresentation in the Academy: Speaker Series

Black Underrepresentation in the Academy: Speaker Series

The presence of Blackness in Canadian academia exists on a continuum of underrepresented, significantly underrepresented, to negligible. The purpose of this speaker series is to foreground Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to increase Black representation and Black excellence in these fields.
Find out more and register at events.ubc.ca/where-are-all-the-black-people/

Black Underrepresentation in Business

Black Underrepresentation in Business

May 19, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. PDT

Speakers: Dr. June Francis, Ms. Dahabo Ahmed-Omer

Description: Dr. Francis and Ms. Ahmed Omer bring extensive experiences that span from the private sector, civil movement, to academic to speak about the underrepresentation of Black people in Business.

Black Women in the Academy

Black Women in the Academy

June 23, 2021 9:30am – 11:00am PDT

Speakers: Dr. Veronica Fynn Bruey, Dr. Juliet Daniel

Description: Dr. Fynn Bruey and Dr. Daniel will speak from their journey and rich experiences in the academy, offer their insights about the challenges, and share their wisdom on the important topic.

Black Futures

Black Futures

Jul 5, 2021 11:00am – 12:30pm PDT

Speaker: Ms. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Dr. Wisdom Tettey, Dean Donna E. Young

Description: In the finale session of the series, Ms. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Dr. Wisdom Tettey, Dean Donna E. Young will draw from their rich and wide experiences and share their thoughts, insights, and advice on Black Futures.

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.