Conference Highlights and Special Events

CSSE invites all conference delegates to attend the following special events.


CSSE is honoured to have Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, OC, deliver the 2019 CSSE Plenary Lecture, entitled Indigeneity, Reconciliation, and Education: The Next Conversation.

Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem will share Indigenous stories and perspectives about the successes and challenges of bringing Indigeneity, reconciliation, and education together in Canadian education early learning, K/12, and post-secondary contexts. She will reflect on the impact of national Indigenous educational research, commissions, policies and approaches to situate the past and current conversations on and actions for Indigenous education. Embedding Indigenous knowledge systems in educational curricula and programs, ensuring Indigenous communities are educational partners, and engaging in reconciliation efforts have been part of many educational conversations over the years. Indigenous characters such as Raven, Eagle, and Thunderbird also have long-standing educational histories and experiences. They will participate in this presentation by telling their stories and posing critical questions for the future. Now is the time to enter into new research and educational conversations to move Indigenous education forward in innovative and transformative ways. So, what is the next conversation?

June 2nd, 4:30 to 5:45 pm
Scarfe Building, Room 310


The CSSE Board of Directors and the ACDE executive welcome all CSSE delegates to attend the annual Awards Ceremony and Reception, honouring recipients of the Coutts Award, the CCGSE Mentorship Award, and the R.W.B. Jackson Award. Join us in the beautiful Ponderosa Ballroom on the UBC campus. The event will begin at 6:00 pm, immediately following the CSSE Plenary.

June 2nd, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Ponderosa Ballroom

All CSSE delegates are encouraged to attend the CCGSE Roundtable and Poster Session in the Ponderosa Ballroom. Come meet the next generation of educational scholars! Light refreshments will be served.

June 3rd, 9:45 to 11:00 am
Ponderosa Ballroom


ACDE invites all CSSE delegates to a Town Hall Session to discuss directions for education in Canada. What should Deans of Education be thinking about? Come to our Town Hall and let your voice be heard!
June 4th, 9:45 to 11:00 am
Ponderosa Commons Oak House Room 1002

CSSE extends its gratitude to Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of the Faculty of Education and our host for this year’s CSSE conference. Dr. Frank has graciously agreed to hots a lunch for the CSSE AGM. This free lunch is available for the first 100 people to arrive. CSSE President Dr. Lynn Thomas and the CSSE Board of Directors encourage all CSSE members to attend. This is your chance to have a say in how your society operates!

June 4th, 12:15 to 1:15 pm
Ponderosa Ballroom

ACDE is pleased to announce that the 2019 Sherman Lecture, an annual event held at Congress in memory of the late Dr. Ann Sherman, will be delivered by Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, who is Anishinaabe from the Teme-Augama Anishnabai. Dr. Cote-Meek is an active researcher and has extensive experience working with Indigenous communities regionally, nationally as well as internationally on social justice, education and health related issues.

The Sherman Lecture, entitled Dbwewin: On the Pedagogy of Truth, will take place on:

June 4th, 1:30 to 2:45 pm
Angus Building, Room 491.

Throughout the conference: Spotlight Sessions

CSSE is proud to present this year’s Spotlight Sessions, which were selected for their broad appeal and are open to all CSSE delegates. Please check the conference app to confirm dates, times, and locations. SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS.

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