Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Talls trees surrounding a natural trailMonthly Brown Bag Conversations: Discussing Decolonization Series

Facilitated by Lindsay Brant and Robin Attas, Centre for Teaching and Learning


Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to monthly brown bag lunches to discuss the implications of decolonization for teaching and learning. Facilitators from the CTL will guide discussion, but all participants will contribute to the direction of each meeting and the direction of the program as a whole.  

Date, Topic and Description

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Hiring and Working With Indigenous Colleagues
Tuesday, January 28, 2020; 12:00 – 1:00pm

Join us for a conversation around the practicalities of hiring, supervising, and working alongside Indigenous faculty and staff at Queen’s.


Student Perspectives on Decolonization
Tuesday, February 25, 2020; 12:00 – 1:00pm, The Event Commons on the main level of Mitchell Hall

Join us for conversation with current Queen’s students who will share their perspectives on decolonization in the classroom, across campus, through student associations/clubs, and in the community.


Three Years of Yakwanastahentéha / Aankenjigemi / Extending the Rafters - New Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2020; 12:00 – 1:00pm

Join us for a conversation about what has happened with the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force final report recommendations since their release in March 2017. What changes are we seeing in, departments, units, faculties, and across campus more broadly? What work remains to be done?

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Holding Space - POSTPONED
Wednesday, April 22, 2020; 12:00 – 1:00pm

Join us for a conversation as we explore theoretical and practical perspectives on what it means to hold space for BIPOCM (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Mixed) peoples. What does holding space look and feel like? What can we do to ensure we are both stepping up as allies, and stepping back to allow for BIPOCM voices to be heard?

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As a result of participating in this series, individuals will:

  • recognize and question their own knowledge and assumptions around decolonization
  • apply colleagues’ ideas on decolonization to their own teaching practice
  • actively participate in the decolonization of academia generally and Queen’s specifically