CCIE Presentations

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?

BC. Offshore Schools in China: Past, Present and Future

BC. Offshore Schools in China: Past, Present and Future

The Centre for Culture, Identity and Education is organizing a panel entitled “BC. Offshore Schools in China:Past, Present and Future” on Wednesday, March 11th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Panelists are Dr. Pei Ran, Dr. Ying Li, Dr. Gloria Lin, Lukas Bennett, MEd and Dr. Fei Wang.

Is This An African I See Before Me?

Is This An African I See Before Me?

This public lecture was delivered by Dr. Handel Kashope Wright as part of the Museum of Anthropology’s Perceptions of Africa: A Dialogue series, which featured community-centred talks, discussion, and refl

History Makes the Difference: Race and the Margins of Curriculum

History Makes the Difference: Race and the Margins of Curriculum

Presentation by Professor Jennifer Kelly, Visiting Scholar at The Centre for Culture, Identity and Education (CCIE), University of British Columbia. #History #Blackness #Race #Antiracism #Education #Curriculum #Canadian-ness

Changing Nature of Australian Multiculturalism and its Implications for Ethnic Minorities and Education: Critical Reflections

Changing Nature of Australian Multiculturalism and its Implications for Ethnic Minorities and Education: Critical Reflections

This paper by Dr. Siri Gamage focused on how Australian multiculturalism and associated political discourses and policies have undergone substantial changes in emphasis and direction in the last decade compared to the previous decades under the liberal-nation federal government.

Identity Conversion, Citizenship, and Social Studies: Asian-Australian Perspectives on Indigenous Reconciliation and Human Rights

Identity Conversion, Citizenship, and Social Studies: Asian-Australian Perspectives on Indigenous Reconciliation and Human Rights

This presentation by Professor Michael Singh explored Asian-Australian perspectives on Indigenous Reconciliation in Australia, providing both an overview of the colonialist legacy of White Australia that continues to sustain a problematic relationship between Indigenous- and Asian-Australians, and a discussion on how Indigenous Australians have sought to publicly reclaim their humanity and sense of dignity.

Youth and Media: Literacies Old and New

Youth and Media: Literacies Old and New

This paper by Dr. Michael Hoechsmann focused on how changes in access to technology have facilitated new conditions for young people to shoot, cut and mix multimodal texts, and the emergence of the Internet as ’home theater’ for a global audience has enabled youth to communicate across borders and across the street.

Multiculturality, Multiculturalism and the Phenomenon of Cross-Cultural and Interfaith Marriage in Canada and the United States

Multiculturality, Multiculturalism and the Phenomenon of Cross-Cultural and Interfaith Marriage in Canada and the United States

In this keynote address paper, Dr. Handel Wright explores the phenomenon of cross-cultural and interface marriage in Canada and the United States.

Teaching Whiteness in a Multicultural Context and Color-blind Era

Teaching Whiteness in a Multicultural Context and Color-blind Era

This presentation by Dr. Zeus Leonardo centered around the critical theme of whiteness.

Creating a Multicultural Nation: The Educational Role of Media

Creating a Multicultural Nation: The Educational Role of Media

Professor Ien Ang discusses how the media can play a constructive role in promoting the creation of a multicultural nation.