2018 Social Equity Undergraduate Research and Engaged Learning Symposium

October 4, 2018

Forum for McGill undergraduate students, faculty and the local community to exchange, reflect, discover and celebrate how we can integrate the principles of equity and diversity within teaching, learning, research, and community engagement.


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Launch event: Community-Engaged Learning Panel and Dialogue

11:00am – 1:00pm, @ Carrefour Sherbrooke Ballroom (475 rue Sherbrooke W)

Participants: McGill students, faculty, and community partners involved in SEDE’s Experiential Community-Engaged Learning and Research (ExCELR) projects in Architecture & Urban Planning, Management, and Quebec Studies.

Storytelling and discussions will explore:

  • insights about connecting course theory with lived experience
  • the discomfort and opportunities for growth that come from engaging with difference, complexity, and uncertainty
  • the difference between charity and solidarity, especially in service/engagement experiences like ExCELR
  • impact as seen by faculty, students, and community with regards to teaching, learning, research, community engagement, community work, equity, and justice
  • how engaged learning helps students discover, question, and apply their values, knowledge, and skills; and what this could mean for their own personal and professional growth

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‘How can I get involved?’ – Dialogue about BIPOC youth community engagement (closed event**)

1:15pm – 3:30pm, RVC West Lounge

Participants: Youth from Apathy is Boring’s RISE program and Community-University Research Exchange (CURE), and other invitees from McGill and around Montréal

This learning exchange provides a chance for RISE youth ambassadors to share their community project idea, processes and questions with other youth including RISE alum, CURE students, McGill students and groups, youth from Montréal communities and partners. The goal is to create a space where RISE ambassadors can access knowledge, networks and resources and for engaged youth from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to explore together what it means to work in solidarity with communities, what impact can look like, and how equity can be a driving force in these collaborations. 

**While this is a closed event we encourage our wider community, especially BIPOC youth (15-30 yrs) from McGill and Montréal communities to participate.

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Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards Colloquium

4:00 - 7:00pm, Location: Thomson House Ballroom (3650 rue McTavish)

Participants: SEURA undergraduate recipients and their faculty supervisors

The Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE), in partnership with the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards (ARIA) and the Science Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) will host a panel discussion—moderated by Prof. Jessica Ruglis--with undergraduate students and their supervisors who received the 2018 Social Equity SURA and ARIA. The award was launched in 2016 with the goal of bridging McGill’s research with the diverse work on equity in the community. The undergraduate award beneficiaries come from diverse fields, and equity figures into their research in different ways – whether embedded in the methodology, the ethics practiced with participants and the audience, or a consideration of the impact itself. Read about the award recipients here.

The colloquium is an important platform for continued interdisciplinary exchange between the researchers themselves, and allows undergraduate researchers to take a lead in investigating their subjects in a way that foregrounds accountability, mentorship, impact, and identity.

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SEDE would like to thank our McGill co-sponsors for making this event possible: Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM), Teaching and Learning ServicesCareer Planning Services (CaPS), and the Students Society of McGill University (SSMU).


Land Acknowledgment

Map of Montreal

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respects the Kanien’keha:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.* 

Recognizing the history of where you stand is important, and becoming increasingly common practice when hosting events and activities across Canada.

Here are a few tips to remember if you want to make a land acknowledgment before a class presentation, in a written document, or when hosting an event. 


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