Presidents Dream Colloquium on Conversations to Action:
Creating from Social Justice Research

Based on availability of scholars and projects, schedules may change.

Spring 2021

Connect your passion for social justice through creative academic conversation. Take innovative interdisciplinary research from distinguished scholars and experiment with your peers to communicate it in engaging ways to a public audience. This peer-led webinar series draws from a pool of influential scholars who helped shape and grow the Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair in Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies (GSWS) at SFU.

In celebration of SFU’s 50th anniversary of Canada’s first program in GSWS, this timely President’s Dream Colloquium is an opportunity for you to combine your creative and analytical abilities to engage with these influential scholars and carry forward the profound impact of their ideas.

Confirmed scholars that we will be drawing from in this colloquium include:

You will read and discuss representative works by these scholars and workshop on how to creatively engage with their ideas in formats that will be presented to the public.  You will also have the opportunity to interact with some of the guest scholars in a virtual conversation.

Lecture Topics

Seminars for Graduates & Undergraduates

SFU students gain course credits towards their degree for attending and participating in colloquium seminars and completing supervised research papers relating to the colloquium’s subject or theme.

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Public Engagement

The public is invited to join in on conversations with these scholars on the following dates/times:

Upcoming Free Public Lecture

A Conversation with Afua Cooper

SFU Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair, 2008-2009

February 25, 2021

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Upcoming Free Public Lecture

A Conversation with Susan Stryker

SFU Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair, 2007-2008

March 11, 2021

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Upcoming Free Public Lecture

A Conversation with Thea Cacchioni

SFU Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair, 2010-2011

Upcoming Free Public Lecture

A Conversation with Dana Claxton

SFU Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair, 2009-2010

Student Projects

Student Projects will be made publically available. Any public lectures associated with this President's Dream Colloquium will be free and open to everyone including the general public. More information to come.

Sponsors

The President's Dream Colloquium on Conversations to Action: Creating from Social Justice Research is generously funded by:

Thank you to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for the administrative work. 

Questions

If you have any questions about the Colloquium administration, please email Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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