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

 

Co-facilitated by Robin Attas, Centre for Teaching and Learning
F200 Mackintosh Corry, Large Collaboration Area

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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Settler moves to innocence
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm

We invite participants to prepare for this session by reading Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang’s article “Decolonization is not a metaphor” (Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1/1,). Participants are still welcome to the discussion if they don’t complete the reading.

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The practicalities of hiring Indigenous colleagues
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm

We invite participants to prepare for this session by reading Zoe Todd’s Urbane Adventurer: Amiskwacî blog posting “Indigenizing Canadian academia and the insidious problem of white possessiveness”). Participants are still welcome to the discussion if they don’t complete the reading.

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Is it possible to decolonize academia?
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm

We invite participants to prepare for this session by reading Marie Battiste’s Decolonizing Education (Saskatoon: Purich Press, 2013), Chapter 5 “Animating Ethical Trans-Systemic Education Systems” pp.101-124; and Rauna Kuokkanen’s Reshaping the University: Responsibility, Indigenous Epistemes, and the Logic of the Gift (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007), Chapter 5 “Hospitality and the Logic of the Gift in the Academy” pp.128-155. Both books are available as ebooks through Queen’s libraries. Participants are still welcome to the discussion if they don’t complete the readings.

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DeQolonization? Decolonization in the Queen’s context
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm

An open discussion on the challenges and opportunities of decolonization in the Queen’s context.

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Outcomes

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
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