CSSE Conference Top Ten

1. CSSE Plenary & Big Thinking Lecture

Sunday, May 28 | 12:15-1:15
TRSM – Ted Rogers School of Management 1-067 Auditorium

Wade Davis: The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass

In a rugged knot of mountains in northern British Columbia lies a spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. For ten years Tahltan men women and children, along with local non-native trappers, guides, and writers have stood up for the land. The resounding message of the people is that no amount of gold, copper or coal can compensate for the sacrifice of this place.

Wade Davis is a professor of anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Between 1999 and 2013 he served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and is currently a member of the NG Council of Explorers. Named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” In 2016 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

2. CJE’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, May 28 | 4:30-5:45
SLC—Student Learning Centre, 8th floor open area

Educational Research in Canada: The Big Picture

The Canadian Journal of Education has been publishing the very best in Canadian Educational Research for forty years. Help celebrate this milestone by attending this panel presentation featuring three leading Canadian educational scholars discussing what’s next in Canadian education. With Carol Campbell (OISE-UT), Thérèse LaFerrière (Laval), & Joel Westheimer (Ottawa), moderated by Nicholas Ng-A-Fook (Ottawa)

3. CSSE/ACDE joint event

Sunday, May 28 | 6:00-7:30
SLC—Student Learning Centre, 8th floor open area

Awards Ceremony & Reception

CSSE President Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, the CSSE Board of Directors, and the Association of Canadian Deans of Education invite you to the annual awards ceremony and reception beginning at 6:00 pm. Recipients of the Audet-Allard Award, Carol Crealock Award, the CCGSE Mentorship Award, the Coutts Award, and the R.W.B. Jackson Award will be honoured.

4. ACDE & CSSE Reconciliation Panel

Monday, May 29 | 1:30-2:45
RCC—Rogers Communication Centre 204, Eaton lecture theatre

Remembering our Past, Rethinking the Next 150 Years & Beyond

With Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg), Lee Maracle (Toronto), Pamela Palmater (Ryerson), moderated by Frank Deer (Manitob). Co-sponsored by ACDE/ACDE, CSSE/SCÉÉ, CASWE/ACFTS, CSA/SCS, & CHA/SHC

This panel examines three themes (urban education, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth, and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action) and examines how researchers in the social science, humanities, and education are working to understand the relationship among the themes. At this historical moment we must reflect on the impact of four hundred years of colonization before we can collaboratively engage in creating a more just and equitable future for Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

5. Canada Research Chair Lecture

Monday, May 29 | 12:15-1:15
ENG—Engineering room 102

Growing into Resilience: Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Canada

André Grace (Alberta)

André Grace is Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Studies (Tier 1) at the University of Alberta; Professor, Department of Educational Psychology; and a Faculty Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta.


Monday, May 29 | 3:00 – 5:45
Kerr East 216

Witnessing and Responding to the Historical Present as Socially/Politically Engaged Academics

Education and the fantasies of ontological security | Sharon Stein (UBC)

Frank Deer (Manitoba) | Claudia Ruitenberg (UBC)

Responding through a performative lens: What the body knows | Celeste Snowber (SFU)

Who’s afraid of teacher activists: Poll-I-ticking post truths on social media | Nicholas Ng-A-Fook (University of Ottawa)

Postcolonial readings of dark times | Aparna Mishra Tarc (York University)

Tomorrow is today: Faith and hope in uncertain times | Theodore Cristou (Queen’s University)

Being who we are called to be | Airini (Thompson Rivers University)

7. Ryerson President’s Reception

Monday, May 29 | 5:00-7:00
Mattamy Athletic Centre (Maple Leaf Gardens)

All CSSE delegates welcome!

8. CSSE & SSHRC joint event

Tuesday, May 30 | 3:00-4:15
KHE – Kerr East 225

Connecting educational research, new ways of learning, and Canada’s future

Understand SSHRC’s future challenge areas and related funding opportunities in this panel presentation featuring Ursula Gobel (SSHRC/CRSH), Thérèse LaFerrière (Laval), and Don Klinger (Queen’s)

9. CSSE Special Event

Tuesday, May 30 | 4:30-5:45
KHE – Kerr East 225

CSSE Annual General Meeting

Help shape the future of our society and our conference! Hosted by CSSE President Nicholas Ng-A-Fook (Ottawa)

10. Your association or SIG AGM 

Check the program app for details of your associations special events, including the AGM. All CSSE associations and SIGs operate on volunteer power. Your support is highly valued!


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