Confirmed to date (**all in person unless indicated)
  • Dr. Consuelo (“Coni”) Chapela, Professor, Departamento de Atención a la Salud, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco
  • Dr. Piya Chatterjee, Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies; Chair, Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Scripps College
  • Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek (live virtual), Vice-President Equity, People and Culture, York University
  • Dr. Sajeev John, Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto; NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal (2021)
  • Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, Independent Scholar; Former Dean of Education, University of San Francisco
  • Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor Emerita and former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dr. Mahmood Mamdani, Chancellor, Kampala International University; Department of Political Science and the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
  • Dr. Simon Marginson (live virtual), Professor of Higher Education; Director of the ESRC/OFSRE Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE); Editor-in-Chief of the journal Higher Education, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Liz Morrish, Independent scholar and honorary Visiting Fellow at York St. John University, UK
  • Dr. Morgan Ndlovu, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Zululand
  • Dr. Christopher Newfield, Professor, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, CNZM Distinguished Professor – Rangahau and Mātauranga Capability at Te Whare Wänanga o Awanuiärangi
  • Prof. Tom Sperlinger, Professor of Literature and Engaged Pedagogy, Department of English; Academic Lead for Engagement, Temple Quarter Engagement Programme, University of Bristol
  • Dr. Sharon Stein, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia

Friday May 5 from 1-3pm: What are Universities For? A  panel on “The Changing (Canadian) Post-Secondary Context,”  featuring:

Moderated by Dr. Shannon Dea, Dean of Arts, University of Regina

Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 – 11:30: A special panel on the importance of Indigenous-led, and culturally responsive, higher education featuring:

Moderated by Jesse Archibald-Barber, Interim Vice President Academic, Program Coordinator and Professor at First Nations University of Canada

Please see also Public Pre-Symposium Panel at Darke Hall May 3, 2023