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CAPDHHE: The Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education.

CAPDHHE Conference 2017

Program

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2017 CAPDHHE National Conference

Dialogue on Inclusion: Solutions for College and University Campuses

Date: June 7-9, 2017

Location: Montpetit Hall, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

June 7, 2017 is a pre-conference day, which will be of interest to CAPDHHE members and beyond. Please save the date in your calendar and stay tuned for details!
June 8 & 9, 2017 is devoted to the main conference and will focus on the challenges of human rights work in the post-secondary sector.

Conference sessions will address the following key topics:

  • The experience of Black and racialized students, staff, and faculty on campuses across North America with regard to systemic oppression, academic freedom, and diversity initiatives.
  • Indigenizing Canadian Campuses, in conversation with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the UNDRIP.
  • Addressing and combatting Islamophobia on Canadian campuses.
  • Establishing safe and inclusive campus communities for Trans* and gender diverse persons on Canadian campuses.
  • Preventing and responding to sexual violence on campus.
  • Ways to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to University services and facilities.

Hosted in the nation’s capital, during the Canada 150 celebrations by the University of Ottawa, CAPDHHE 2017 will welcome presenters and delegates from different regions, languages, and social locations to give voice to the changing climate of equity work throughout the country and beyond.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact: Milé Komlen or Sonya Nigam.

Hotel Accommodations

CAPDHHE 2017 Conference

The 2017 CAPDHHE Conference is being held on the Campus of the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, June 7-9, 2017.

The 2017 CAPDHHE/ACPDHMES Conference Planning Committee has negotiated group rates with the residence of the University of Ottawa, the Novotel and the Westin Ottawa. To make a reservation, please:

  • Residence 90 University : Visit our exclusive online booking link and ensure that you type the group code CAPD2017/ACPD2017 for the special rates.
  • Residence Rideau (external link) : Visit our exclusive online booking link and ensure that you type the group code CAPD2017/ACPD2017 for the special rates.
  • Residence Henderson : Visit our exclusive online booking link and ensure that you type the group code CAPD2017/ACPD2017 for the special rates.
  • Novotel (external link), Visit our exclusive online booking link with Novotel or call at (613) 230-3033, Toll Free: 1-855-677-3033, and ensure that you mention 425450 for the special rates.
  • The Westin Ottawa Hotel (external link), visit our exclusive online booking link or call at 1-800-WESTIN-1, the group’s name: CAPDHHE 2017 and ensure that you mention CF05AD for the special rates.
CAPDHHE call proposal

2017 CAPDHHE/ACPDHMES National Conference

The Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE) is calling for presenters for the 2017 CAPDHHE National Conference.
 

Theme: Human Rights Challenges: Past, Present, and Emerging Dialogues on Equity and Inclusion

Date:June 7 – 9, 2017
Location: Alex Trebek Alumni Hall , University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

June 7, 2017 is a pre-conference day, with an opening session and a tour of the historical campus of the University of Ottawa, which will be of interest to CAPDHHE members and other attendees.

June 8 & 9, 2017 is devoted to the main conference and will focus on the theme of the challenges of human rights work in the post-secondary sector: initiating a national dialogue on equity and inclusion in honour of the Canada 150 celebrations.

 

This call for proposals is intended for sessions that take place during the main conference, not the pre-conference. Presenters will be invited to share practical tools and strategies to

  1. Prevent discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and stalking on campus;
  2. Address the opportunities and complexities of human rights work at a time when issues of competing rights, subtle forms of discrimination, and community-based activism can create highly charged environments; and
  3.  Explore how the growing body of research including unconscious bias can be incorporated into changing cultures and creating more equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living campus environments.

Proposals that align with the conference theme and support participants in their practice will be prioritized for selection.

We are particularly interested in proposals that address the following key topics:

  • The experience of Black and racialized students, staff, and faculty on campuses across North America with regard to systemic oppression, academic freedom, and diversity initiatives.
  • Indigenizing Canadian Campuses, in conversation with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the UNDRIP.
  • Addressing and combatting Islamophobia on Canadian campuses.
  • Establishing safe and inclusive campus communities for Trans* and gender diverse persons on Canadian campuses.
  • Preventing and responding to sexual violence on campus.
  • Ways to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to University services and facilities.

There two presentation formats: three separate panel sessions (between 60 to 75 minutes each), as well 5 concurrent roundtables/workshops of 75 minutes each. Please indicate whether your proposed presentation is for a panel or roundtable/workshop. Each roundtable/workshop can accommodate up to 30 participants. The Planning Committee reserves the right to limit the number of participants in each session.

Hosted in the nation’s capital, during the Canada 150 celebrations by the University of Ottawa, CAPDHHE 2017 will welcome presenters and delegates from different regions, languages, and social locations to give voice to the changing climate of equity work throughout the country and beyond.

We invite you to submit a proposal (PDF) to present at the conference by Friday, February 17, 2017.

If you have any questions or require further clarification as you develop your proposal, please contact: Milé Komlen at komlenm@mcmaster.ca or Sonya Nigam at snigam@uottawa.ca.

The Planning Committee will respond to all proposals no later than February 28, 2017.

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