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Shaping an Inclusive View of Gender: The Role of Teacher Education

March 23, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Shaping an Inclusive View of Gender: The Role of Teacher Education

Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Room 310, Neville Scarfe Building

From the day we are born, we are given messages about who we are, who we ought to be and who we can love, based on our perceived gender. Traditional, binary ideas of gender have created attitudes, roles and expectations that have become entrenched in society and limit students from reaching their potential. This year, the Province of BC has formally recognized that transgender and gender-diverse students are often some of the most vulnerable and has directed schools to improve policies and supports for this population. UBC’s Faculty of Education plays a critical role in shaping understanding around these more inclusive and expanding perceptions of gender.

We invite you to join your Faculty of Education colleagues for a panel discussion that includes Saylesh Wesley, writer and Two-Spirit educator in Chilliwack, Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of the Faculty of Education, and Dr. Lisa Loutzenheiser, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. A light lunch will be served.

The Teacher Education for All! project will build capacity for faculty, staff, and students in Teacher Education at UBC to create and provide an inclusive culture, work place, and learning environment with a particular focus on intersectional approaches to thinking about sexual and gender diversity and pedagogical approaches to recognize, and intervene to transform, the impacts of systemic discrimination.

The Teacher Education for All! project is funded by the UBC-ARC Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Fund. ARC Foundation is a private foundation established in 2009, based in Vancouver, BC. ARC supports projects that exhibit Awareness, Respect and Capacity in improving the status of those who are marginalized in society by sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or financial status. Funding has also been provided by UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office.

More info: tefa.educ@ubc.ca




March 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Neville Scarfe Building
Room 310 - 2125 Main Mall