Beyond diversity: learning and working in an inclusive world
Post-secondary educators from across the country will come to Winnipeg May 27-29 for the first joint conference of the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE) and the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE).
Beyond Diversity: Learning and Working in an Inclusive World is sponsored and organized by the University of Manitoba’s division of Extended Education and includes presentations and professional development opportunities focused on three areas: human rights, accessibility and inclusivity in education.
“The theme of this conference… addresses the critical need to create and sustain inclusive learning and working environments. Creating an inclusive learning environment is essential for Canadian higher education providers recognizing and responding to our diverse student population,” says Kathleen Matheos, Associate Dean, Extended Education. “The keynote speakers and concurrent presenters will provide insight into theory and practices necessary to both create and sustain an environment to meet our learners’ needs.”
Ovide Mercredi and Stephen Murgatroyd will each be giving a keynote presentation at the conference.
A highly respected community and national leader, Ovide Mercredi is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and currently serves as Senior Advisor to the University of Manitoba. On Thursday, May 28 at 9 a.m., he will be speaking on Addressing Diversity and Creating Equitable Access to Post-Secondary and Adult Education.
A leading thinker on the future of education, Stephen Murgatroyd is an author, academic and academic administrator who focuses on innovation and change in organizations. He will be giving his keynote address, entitled Our Higher Education System – Our Future: Equity, Innovation and Change on Friday, May 29 at 9 a.m.
Extended Education is pleased to be the host of this national conference. “University of Manitoba is (the) logical place for this first joint conference,” says Matheos. “Extended Education is one of the largest comprehensive academic units in Canada, with a focus on outreach, accessibility, adult continuing and professional education and Aboriginal programming.”