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10 years after the ‘Maple Spring’: Legacies, strikes, and movements for change in the education system and beyond
Ten years ago on May 18, 2012, Bill 78 was passed in Quebec in response to the Maple Spring (le Printemps érable) student strikes. This was an attempt to force students back to classes and limit their ability to protest, after months of strikes. To...
Bringing Whole Selves to Work: Co-op Culture Welcoming to BIPOC
The CASC keynote discusses how the co-op sector can better communicate its message to BIPOC workers and create a sector-wide culture that can lead to deep and meaningful reach within BIPOC communities.
Beyond ‘crimes of insolidarity’: Considerations for a transition based on economic and social rights
Can we ensure social and economic rights as we rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s what Dr. Christine Vézina, Law Professor at Laval University, thinks.
We’re not all in this together: What we can learn from the pandemic response, disability, and social stratification
Guest blog by Dr. Michelle Maroto, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta
Rebuilding the Institution: Concrete Steps to Support BIPoC Scholars in the Academy
Congress 2021 blog edition Congress 2021 is ending the way it began, with an intentional focus on engagement with justice and equity in academia. In “Beyond Equity Policy: Searching for Institutional Procedures and Practices that Support Black...
Addressing Burnout: Is Doing Equity Work Worth the Costs?
Congress 2021 blog edition In an era of increasing hostility towards the incorporation of diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-colonial policies and practices in institutional settings, “We Are Dropping Like Flies: The Professional and...
How to Boost Your Résumé in Ways that Work
Congress 2021 blog edition Positioning yourself as the best possible candidate for a job opening is a difficult but important skill to master. In an insightful lecture hosted by Mitacs, Catherine Maybrey, Career Coach at CM Coaching Services, offers...
Becoming Your Own Best Critic: How to Edit Your Own Work
Congress 2021 blog edition Many of you are likely familiar with the difficulties of editing your own writing. When reading over your own work, your brain has a tendency to make sense of what you think is on the page, rather than what is actually...
Bridging the gaps in employability for social science and humanities academics
Congress 2021 blog edition “We have an underutilization of talent in Canada; we produce exceptional [social science and humanities] graduates, but don’t do a great job hiring them,” said Gail Bowkett, member of The/La Collaborative and panellist in...