University programming

University programming

The University of Alberta is thrilled to offer Congress 2021 attendees a diverse range of exciting programming. Emphasizing the Congress theme of “Northern Relations,” and focused on combatting anti-Black racism, bringing EDI to the centre of discussions, and advancing conversations on decolonization, our partner university programming is designed to complement what’s happening across the Big Thinking series, Career Corner events, Featured events, and association programming.

Our SSH faculties will showcase research and creative excellence at the University of Alberta, and we’re working with associations to highlight some exciting open programming. Watch for on-demand and live events in our virtual environment featuring:

  • Disability justice enacted through dance on film
  • Community dialogues on social inclusion and health equity
  • A multi-media interactive gathering on learning in Northern communities
  • An intersectional studio designed to foster dialogue on systems of oppression
  • An exhibit featuring multi-disciplinary graduate student research in the North
  • A showcase featuring the Groupe de recherche sur les Afriques et l'Amérique latine
  • A choir performance by La chorale Saint-Jean
  • A video, exhibit, and discussion featuring undergraduate research projects at the Faculté Saint-Jean
  • All Our Relations: Traditional Arts in the Faculty of Native Studies 
  • The Best of Indigenous Canada’s “Weekend at Levy’s” 
  • An on-demand theatre production and live discussion of The Birds (written by Yvette Nolan, directed by Reneltta Arluk): that explores contemporary Indigenous questions about truth and reconciliation
  • A celebration of Northern Indigenous authors hosted by author Richard Van Camp 
  • Two open event panels hosted by the CSA on “Examining Anti-Racist and Decolonial Possibilities in the Contemporary University”

We’re also working on additional programming brought to you by University of Alberta student groups and signature research areas, including:

  • UAlberta’s Black Graduate Students Association will host a Big Thinking lecture by Canada Research Chair Shirley Anne Tate. The BGSA will also provide on-demand recordings from the BGSA's February “Black Student Experience” conference, and is hosting a nationwide undergraduate essay writing contest on "Advancing Racial Justice in Canadian Higher Education."
  • UAlberta’s Indigenous Graduate Student’s Association will host a Land Acknowledgement Workshop
  • Situated Knowledges: Indigenous People and Places will hold sessions on Indigenous-Engaged Research and Scholarship for early career and established scholars
  • Intersections of Gender will hold a mentoring session for BIPOC students and host “Honouring the Sacred: MMIWG & Calls for Justice” featuring Commissioner Michele Audette, scholars, and performers.
  • Artificial Intelligence for Society will co-host (with SKIPP) a workshop on respectful data management and will host sessions on generative AI techniques and developing new approaches to AI
  • UAlberta North is developing an event focused on Northern Indigenous youth and climate change
  • UAlberta’s office for Equity and Human Rights will hold a session on improving EDI policy analysis in the post-secondary field
  • UAlberta’s Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation) will stage a discussion on “Engaging with Cities and Communities in Reciprocal Partnerships”

And you’ll find other innovative ways to connect with the Congress community—virtual yoga, wine tastings, informal chat spaces, musical performances, and more. Stay tuned to this page for a full slate of event details.

View the full list of University of Alberta events in the online calendar of open events.

Date & time Event Series
Jun 4
09:00 - 11:00
Indigenous programming, University of Alberta, Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism, Intersections of Congress
Jun 4
09:30 - 11:00
Association events, Indigenous programming, Northern Relations
Jun 4
11:00 - 12:00
Career Corner, University of Alberta, Accessible event
Jun 4
14:30 - 16:00
Indigenous programming, Northern Relations, University of Alberta, Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism, Accessible event, Intersections of Congress