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Twenty Years On: The UNESCO Recommendations on the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel

Oct 27, 2017

University of Saskatchewan

The Humanities Research Unit, with the support of the Harry Crowe Foundation, presents:

Twenty Years On: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Recommendations on the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel (1997)

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Room 1004, Education Building
Free admission | Reception to follow at the University Club 

Learn more about this Canadian story and participate in discussions of where Canadian universities and college are now and where we need to go from here.

Panelists include the current president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and two past-presidents of this national organization, U of S colleagues recently and directly involved in UNESCO activities, Indigenous scholars, and student leaders.


9:00–9:30 am
Welcome to Treaty Six Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, and to the University of Saskatchewan

9:30 am–10:45 am
Canadian Academic Internationalism
Len Findlay (HRU), William Bruneau (UBC), and Robin Vose (UNB)

10:45 am–11:00 am
Refreshment Break

11:00 am–12:00 pm
UNESCO, Justice and Culture

Sakej Henderson (Native Law Centre), Isobel Findlay (U of S Emerita)

12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Lunch on your own

2:00 pm3:15 pm
Reading the Recommendations Now

James Compton (President CAUT), Ziad Ghaith (President GSA), David D’eon (President USSU)

3:15 pm–3:30 pm
Refreshment Break

3.30 pm–5.00 pm
Next Steps and Instruments. Teaching Personnel: Revitalizing Labour, Languages, Institutions

Penni Stewart (York U), Marie Battiste (U of S), Dennis Fitzpatrick (Chair, U of Regina Faculty Association)

5:15 pm–6:30 pm
Reception at University Club

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