Critical Conversations: Rethinking Realities
I would like to invite you to join us at this year’s diversity research forum, Critical Conversations: Rethinking Realities, taking place at the University of Victoria on Wednesday, January 30 (4– 6 p.m.) and Thursday, January 31 (9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.), 2013.
This annual conference brings together UVic faculty and students, and community members to share and discuss groundbreaking research and engage in critical conversations on a wide range of equity and diversity topics, including teaching and learning methodologies.
Our 2013 program features keynote speakers The Honorable Jim Munson, who will speak about his interests in the rights of children and people with disabilities, and Mrs. Olivia Barr, a member of UVic’s first graduating class (1964) and first woman elected as a student council president in a co-ed Canadian university. Two of this year’s panel sessions will reflect on diversity in UVic’s 50th anniversary year, including the closing plenary, 50 years of activism: Then and now.
Registration is free and all rooms are accessible. Everyone is welcome: faculty, staff, students and community members. I look forward to being in diversity.
Please enjoy this video featuring members of this year's organizing committee and presenters: What does diversity mean to you?
The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.
Join the conversation
Selected sessions from the 2013 conference will be webcast live.
Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
50 years of activism: Rethinking realities
Facilitator: Jacquie Green, School of Social Work
Panel presentation with Aaron Devor, Taiaike Alfred, Jo-Anne Lee and Susan Strega,
Selected video and audio recordings from past conferences are available on UVic Space, UVic's research and learning repository.
The content of these recordings may not be distributed, downloaded, modified, used or reused - except for explicitly non-commercial, personal research, study and criticism - without the express written consent of the speakers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.