Confirmed Speakers (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), Incoming Director of Indigenous Educational Studies Programs, Brock 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. 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, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori University of Waikato and current Distinguished Professor at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
  • Prof. Tom Sperlinger (live virtual), Professor of Literature and Engaged Pedagogy, Department of English; Academic Lead for Engagement, Temple Quarter Engagement Programme, University of Bristol
  • Dr. Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa

Friday May 5 from 2:45-5 pm: 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 9:50 – 11:20: A special panel on the importance of Indigenous-led, and culturally responsive, higher education featuring:

  • Lori Campbell, Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement), University of Regina
  • Cadmus Delorme, Chief of Cowessess First Nation (term ending May 1), Chair, federal Residential School Documents Advisory Committee
  • Tammy Joan Ratt, doctoral student at the University of Regina and lecturer in the Indigenous language department, First Nations University
  • Dr. Blair Stonechild, Professor of Indigenous Studies, First Nations University

Moderated by Dr. Angelina Weenie, Program Coordinator, Indigenous Education – Undergraduate Programs & Associate Professor

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