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The Canadian Difference Project: Dialogues in Diversity

The Canadian Difference Project: Dialogues in Diversity
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Bagnani Hall
Traill College


Canadian Difference is an online community dedicated to exploring what makes Canada work, and the role which mutual accommodation has or could play in this country. In this workshop, we explore diversity and decolonization, gender and Islam, and the case for diversity in the workplace.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast & registration in Bagnani Hall

9:00 a.m. - Welcome remarks by Micahel Eamon, Trent University

9:15 a.m. Opening remarks by William A. Macdonald Canada, A Different Kind of Country for a Different World

10:15 a.m. Keynote by Will Kymlicka, Queen's University, The Near Death of Canadian Multiculturalism

10:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Panel 1: Muslims and Multiculturalism

  • Nahla Abdo, Carleton University: Arabs and Muslims in Canada: A Decolonizing Approach
  • Kristopher Millet, Concordia University: Islamophobia in the Canadian Context: LGBT Muslims and the News Media
  • Momin Rahman, Trent University:  Pathways Towards Dialogues Between LGBT and Muslims

12:30 p.m. Lunch and remarks by Chris Dummitt, Trent University: Canadian History: A Fair View

1:30 p.m. Panel 2: Strategies for Decolonizing and the Possibilities of a Post-National Canada

  • David Newhouse, Trent University: The Promise of Reconciliation 
  • Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Trent University: If this is Empowering, Why Don't I Feel Better? The Challenge of Indigenizing the Diversity Dialogue

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Panel 3: Economic Innovation and the Significance of Diversity Beyond Regulatory Compliance

  • Asaf Zohar, Trent University: The Case for Diversity
  • Michael Bach, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion: Deep Diversity and Innovation

4:00 p.m. Concluding remarks by Heather Nicol, Trent University

Posted on November 13, 2017