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Program Schedule

Day 1 - Thursday, October 1, 2020 
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12:00 - 12:20 p.m. EDT | Welcome
Overview of Purpose, Expectations and Outcomes

12:20 - 1:30 p.m. EDT| Challenges and Barriers to Change

Plenary Talk 1
Anti-Black Racism in the Academy: The Personal, the Systemic, and their Intersections (10 min)
Headshot of Barrington Walker
Barrington Walker

Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Wilfrid Laurier University

Concurrent Dialogues 1: Concurrent sessions (60 mins)

1:30 - 1:50 p.m. EDT
Break
 
1:50 - 3:00 p.m. EDT| Identifying Opportunities for Change
 
Plenary Talk 2: Critique of Deficit Model
and Critical Introspection for Black Inclusion (10 mins)
Headshot of Malinda SmithMalinda Smith
Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,
University of Calgary
Concurrent Dialogues 2: Concurrent sessions (60 mins)
 
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. EDT
Break
 
3:20 - 4:00 p.m. EDT| Overview of Dialogues and Setting the Stage for Action
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Plenary Discussion 1 : Key insights from Concurrent Dialogues (25 mins)
  • Moderator: Michael Charles, Assistant Vice-President and University Advisor Equity and Inclusive Communities, Carleton University
  • Desmond Pouyat, Dean of Student Experience and Wellbeing – U of T Scarborough (Student Access and Success)
  • Heather Hines, Director, Undergraduate Programs & Student Services, Department of Management – U of T Mississauga (Staff Access and Success)
  • Alissa Trotz, Director, Women and Gender Studies – U of T St. George Faculty Access and Success)
  • Dexter Voisin, Dean, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work – U of T St. George (Inclusive Decision-Making Structures)
 
Plenary Talk 3: Wrap-up: Key Take-Aways for Action (5 mins) Headshot of Mike DeGagneMike DeGagne
Former President and Vice-Chancellor,
Yukon University
Incoming President and CEO of Indspire
 

Day 2 - Friday, October 2, 2020

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. EDT| Institutional Actions & Accountability

Recap of Day 1 (5 mins) Ananya Mukherjee Reed
Provost and Vice-President Academic
University of British Columbia Okanagan
Plenary Talk 4: Key Considerations for Action (10 mins) Photo of Theresa Rajack-TalleyTheresa Rajack-Talley
Vice Provost, Equity and Inclusion, Dalhousie University
Concurrent Dialogues 3: Concurrent sessions (60 mins)
 
1:10 - 1:35 p.m. EDT
Break
 
1:35 - 2:45 p.m. EDT| Sector-wide Actions & Accountability
 
Plenary Talk 5: What Matters Beyond Individual Institutions? (10 mins) Headshot of Gervan FearonGervan Fearon
President and Vice-Chancellor, Brock University
Concurrent Dialogues 4: Concurrent sessions (60 mins)
 
2:45 - 3:05 p.m. EDT
Break
 
3:05 - 4:00 p.m. EDT | Co-Creating the Scarborough National Charter of Principles, Commitments and Actions
 
Plenary Discussion 2: Deliberations on a National Charter with Legs and Teeth (45 mins)
  • Moderator: Kimberley Tull, Director, Community and Learning Partnerships and Access Pathways, U of T Scarborough
  • Maydianne Andrade, Vice-Dean, Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success, U of T Scarborough
  • Robert Summerby-Murray, President and Vice-Chancellor, Saint Mary’s University  
  • Marie-Claude Rigaud, Associate Secretary General, University of Montreal
  • Kofi Campbell, Vice-President, Academic, and Dean, Renison University College
  • Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity, U of T St. George 
 
Plenary Talk 6: Wrap-Up & Next Steps for Action (15 mins)
  • Wisdom Tettey, Vice-President, University of Toronto, and Principal, U of T Scarborough
  • Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, U of T St. George