- About CEE
- CEE Anti-Racist Pedagogies Program: HRJ
- Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning
- Decolonization and Indigenization
- Inclusion in the Classroom Week
- Instructional Skills Workshop
- Remote Teaching Forum 2021
- Rethinking Course Design
- Special Events
- Symposium on Teaching and Learning
- TA/TM Day
- Teaching Matters Seminar Series
- Voice and Presentation Skills
- Tea and Teachings
- Past Events
- Healing from Racism Journey's first year comes to a close
- Inviting TAs to share their teaching strategies
- 32nd National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Teaching and learning with chat tools
- Learning from remote instruction
- Lecture recording and AV support for in-person instruction
- 813,000 Zoom meetings: How IT Services handled the move to remote instruction
- National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Reflections on Inclusion in the Classroom Week
- Welcome to your new Zoom classroom
- Kevin Lam: “Students appreciate every little thing we do that shows that we care”
- Sheri Fabian: “I embraced a flexible approach”
- Sarah Johnson: “The biggest change I made was to switch to asynchronous delivery”
- Nicky Didicher: “I’m finding my job less exhilarating”
- Mark Lechner: “You have to be OK with things going sideways”
- Nienke van Houten: “They really valued my clear and upfront approach”
- How can we support remote instruction at SFU?
- Crowdmark: A more efficient way to grade student assessments
- The unexpected benefits of a shorter syllabus
- Photo gallery: Talking shop at Teaching Matters
- Watch the video: Faculty members discuss SFU's new instructor-led online course model
- Bridges and booster rockets: CEE's new senior director talks about teaching support
- Meet the Centre for Educational Excellence leadership team
- A biology instructor rethought her students’ role—and her own
- Photo gallery: SFU’s 24th Annual Spring TA/TM Day
- Photo gallery: SFU's 9th Annual Winter Warm-up
- If you build it, will they come?
- “My students didn’t look like they were having fun”: Three additions to the TA/TM Stories podcast series
- An upgraded Canvas Gradebook is coming in January
- Share your thoughts on the furniture in SFU classrooms
- DEMOfest presenter slides
- Photo gallery: 5th Annual DEMOfest
- Teamwork needs to be taught
- TA/TM Stories: Three new podcasts explore the teaching experiences of grad students
- Can it be done? A math instructor attempts to indigenize her course
- Answers to your questions about SFU's new approach to online education
- Photo gallery: The CEE Open House
- Do you know your faculty teaching fellow?
- Instructor-led online courses: How one faculty member prepared for the new model
- Photo gallery: SFU's 34th Annual Fall TA/TM Day draws a crowd
- Connecting people and crossing artificial divides: An interview with Elizabeth Elle
- Don't say this to your class—a student shares his experience
- How one lecturer is using podcasts to make course concepts more real in her online course
- Photo gallery: Rain, burgers and smiles at the 2019 President's Employee BBQ
- Five questions and answers about the creation of CEE
- A redesign made this course more engaging for students—and the instructor
- CPUTL: A graduate student describes her experience
- CEE Staff Login
CEE Anti-Racist Pedagogies Program: Healing from Racism Journey
The Healing from Racism Journey (HRJ) is a collaborative program designed through an anti-racist pedagogy framework. The program is organized in four parts and is intended for a small group of 12 SFU faculty and sessional instructors with a clear action-based orientation.
The HRJ program is one step, whether the first or the 100th, in your lifetime commitment to antiracist work as an educator. For the purposes of this program in particular, our cohort is organized into four parts.
Summer 2022—Synchronous Virtual Reading Circles
Six synchronous, weekly reading gatherings (1 hour and 30 minutes each). Summer virtual reading circles include materials to engage with anti-racist pedagogy frameworks and activities. In addition, this program provides one-on-one consultation as needed and voluntary opportunities to connect and build a community of practice around anti-racist teaching with current and past cohorts.
- Zoom meetings on Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22; July 6, 13, 20 at 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Fall 2022—Self-Guided Work
Asynchronous, self-paced work to develop a plan of action to embed your learning experiences from Part 1 into your future teaching practice. Support will be provided through Canvas as well as consultation with CEE and SFU Library facilitators.
5 modules on Canvas Course, self-paced learning of approximately 4 hours total (required)
Fall 2022—In-person meeting (required):
Attend one in-person meeting on Dec 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Spring 2023—In-person meeting (optional):
Attend one in-person meeting in April 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Each HRJ participant will receive an honorarium upon completion of the HRJ program*, as well as all the required books, one-on-one consultations, and submission access to the HRJ journal.
* Completion of HRJ includes attendance at all five synchronous sessions, one project proposal submission, and presentation at the December 2022 meeting (note, there is flexibility to the format of this presentation and modality of sharing).
The HRJ program will engage with both foundational and current leading work under four basic premises (Singh 2020):
- Our world is steeped in racism—a system of oppression that relies on beliefs that one race or group of people is superior to another […] White supremacy is the key driver of racism and designates White people as superior to people of colour, which is just not true.
- Everyone learns explicit and implicit stereotyped messages in families, schools, and communities about who people of colour and White people are. People of colour have their lives limited by unjust barriers while White people participate in a system that advantages them.
- You can begin healing from racism through changing your individual actions and interpersonal interactions.
- You can step into a journey of being an antiracist: “someone who is expressing an antiracist idea or supporting an antiracist policy with their actions, and I define an antiracist idea as any idea that says the racial groups are equal” (Kendi 2019).
How to participate in the Summer 2022 HRJ cohort
Download a PDF version of the HRJ program information.
Testimonials from HRJ cohort 2021–2022
"The HRJ series offered an opportunity to bring together scholars with diverse backgrounds from a variety of disciplines to learn more about integrating anti-racist pedagogies in our classrooms. The thoughtfully chosen texts shared themes that challenged us in our roles as academics, instructors, and administrators and continue to transform how we view the world around us. The program has built a community of practice with like-minded people, something we don’t always get in our home units. I am confident that all HRJ participants would send heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Sarah, Ashley, and especially Bee, each of whom brought their whole selves to our deep and meaningful conversations in support of our evolving understanding of “how to be an anti-racist.” This series has led to profound personal and professional growth.”
—Dr. Sheri Fabian, Criminology at SFU
“The HRJ workshop has helped me develop my pedagogical practice in ways that I could not have predicted! The things I learnt from the workshop and adapted to my teaching and research are simple and yet effective as demonstrated by student feedback I have received. For instance in the workshop we were asked to think about how to value and amplify the diverse lived experiences of people (both students and lecturers). I used this in my class discussions to ask students to reflect on how their lived experiences and positionality changed the way that they read and approached texts. Just the act of reflecting on this out loud, allowed the entire class to hear how, even in the same space, when reflecting on the same text, people can have vastly different experiences based on what they have experienced and how they have been socialized. Much like in our HRJ workshop, the learners became teachers. These discussions do not always go as planned, but they have brought so much depth to my classroom, and would have been impossible if it had not been for the way we were taught, in the HRJ workshop, to get learners to think about their positionality and the structures of power that may be invisible, but still affect how they assign value to things in the world. Thank you lovely people at CEE for organizing this!”
—Dr. Anushay Malik | Department of Labour Studies and Department of History Simon Fraser University
More HRJ participant experiences can be read about in Healing from Racism Journey's first year comes to a close on the AVP Learning & Teaching Stories webpage.
Program syllabus available upon request.