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See what we will be talking about at Congress 2021: The Congress team at the University of Alberta asked some of their scholars what their hopes are for Congress. See what they had to say:

Building upon its strong ties with Northern communities and peoples, and a commitment to reciprocal and respectful relations, the University of Alberta chose “Northern Relations” as the theme for Congress 2021.

Crystal Fraser is a Professor of History and Classics at the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. Dr. Fraser’s ground-breaking work has focused on student experiences at residential schools in the Inuvik Region. Crystal Fraser is Gwichyà Gwich'in from Inuvik and Dachan Choo Gę̀hnjik in the Northwest Territories. 

Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, and a celebrated author of fiction and poetry. His research focuses on gender roles in Nigerian fiction. 

Shirley-Anne Tate is the CRC in Feminism and Intersectionality, and teaches sociology at the University of Alberta. Her feminist approach to the critical analysis of race, power, and dispossession examines institutions, individuals, and social life across the Black diaspora.

Danielle Peers’ research builds on expertise as a Paralympic athlete, disability sport coach, inclusive recreation practitioner, social justice activist, and dance and video artist. Danielle's work in each of these areas often overlaps, with art-based and research-creation methodologies.