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Panel Discussion - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Pedagogical Practice: An Interactive Conversation with artists, educators and Concordia’s Fine Arts faculty members

Date & time
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Vivek Venkatesh, Dave Waddington, Jason Selman, Deanna Smith


This event is free




Three workshops offer opportunities for faculty, staff and teaching assistants in the Faculty of Fine Arts to explore specific topics in greater depth and enjoy extended time for conversation.  From role-playing to panel discussion, build your skills and learn about practices that can help us to navigate the changing demographics and new sensibilities that are shaping our classrooms today.

All participants are asked to register in advance to confirm their spot and receive the zoom link.

Panel Discussion: Inclusive Teaching, Academic Freedom, and Hierarchies of Knowledge in the Classroom

Date: March 24, 2021

Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.


Vivek Venkatesh (Professor of Inclusive Practices in Visual Arts, Art Education; Director of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance)

Dave Waddington (Professor, Department of Education)

Jason Selman (Poet, musician and community worker)

Deanna Smith (Poet, performer and educator)

Registration: (Opens January 2021) Register here:

Description: Join artist-educators Deanna SmithJason SelmanVivek Venkatesh and educational philosopher David Waddington in an interactive conversation that lays bare our assumptions regarding equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in a post-pandemic university context. We’ll collectively address strategies that have inspired us to address EDI in our pedagogies, how to overcome impasses in creating spaces for dialogue, and also discuss how to encourage plurality of viewpoints. The session will be divided into two halves where we’ll hear from our invited speakers through a series of queries posed by our host Vivek Venkatesh, and we’ll then engage in a conversation with our Faculty of Fine Arts participants.

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