Program at a glance

Wednesday, May 4

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8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Land acknowledgement & Welcome
Dr. Margaret Steele, interim provost and vice-president (academic) pro tempore

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Dr. Christina Thorpe, conference faculty co-chair and head, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Visiting Keynote: Dr. Ann Braithwaite
Professor and coordinator, Diversity and Justice Studies, UPEI

Who's on your syllabus, and how does that matter?

10:30 - 11 a.m.

- Break - 

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Set 1) - 5 sessions

12 - 1 p.m.

- Lunch - 

1 - 2 p.m.


Pandemic lessons: Embracing changes to teaching and learning that we want to keep
Facilitated by: Dr. Gavan Watson, associate vice-president, teaching and learning, and director, CITL

Featuring: Dr. Mark D. Berry, Faculty of Science; Dr. Rebecca Milley, School of Science and the Environment; Dr. Echo Pittman, Office of the Registrar; Timilehin Oguntuyaki, graduate student; and Emilee Farrell, undergraduate student

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Set 2) - 5 sessions

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Fundamentals on teaching for change: A conversation with 2021 President's Awards recipients
Facilitated by: Dr. Christina Thorpe, 2021 President's Award recipient, conference faculty co-chair and head, Department of Psychology

Featuring: Dr. Caroline Schiller, School of Music; Dr. Erin Fraser, School of Science and the Environment; Edward Whelan, Faculty of Science; and Dr. Michelle Ploughman, Faculty of Medicine

4:30 - 4:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks (Day 1)
Dr. Kim Myrick, conference co-chair and associate director, teaching and learning, CITL


Thursday, May 5



8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome and introduction
Dr. Ian Sutherland, vice-president, Grenfell Campus

8:45 -9:45 a.m.

Memorial University Keynote: Dr. Delores V. Mullings
Vice-provost, equity, diversity, inclusion and antiracism

Teaching and learning transformation: Dangers of pivoting without critical thought and action

9:45 - 10 a.m.

- Break - 

10 - 11 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Set 3) - 5 sessions

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Set 4) - 5 sessions

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

- Lunch - 

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Catharyn Andersen, vice-president (Indigenous)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.


Be in your element: Establishing the Labrador Campus of Memorial University
Featuring: Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, founding and interim dean, School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies, Labrador Campus

2:30 - 3 p.m.

Conference Reflections
Dr. Kim Myrick, conference co-chair and associate director, teaching and learning, CITL


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