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Teaching Café 2024: Accessible Pedagogy at the University of Manitoba

March 13, 2024 — 


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Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Doors open at 9:30 AM) Room 200 – Education

The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning will celebrate teaching innovation by hosting the annual Teaching Café on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, to be held in room 200 – Education.

The need to implement accessible course design principles increases with each passing year in the academy. Knowing where to start and in what direction to go can seem overwhelming. We invite you to join our panel at this year’s Teaching Café as we dive into accessible practices already being implemented at U of M.


9:30 AM: Doors open – Coffee and tea provided 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcoming remarks and introductions

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Panel discussion

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Questions for the panel

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Closing remarks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch and casual discussion


Dr. Tina Chen is the Vice-Provost (Equity) at the University of Manitoba. She previously served as Executive Lead (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) from (2022-2023), Department Head of History (2013-2020), and Acting Director of Asian Studies (2020).

Dr. Chen is also a Distinguished Professor of History.  Her research and teaching focuses on feminism, anti-colonial solidarities, anti-racist activism, and alternative political imaginaries in modern Chinese, Asian and World history.  Dr. Chen is a committed activist and advocate for equity, anti-oppression, and social justice at the University of Manitoba, with local and national community organizations, and within sport organizations.

Carolyn Christie is the Director of Student Accessibility Services.  She has worked in the area of accessibility and student support for over 20 years and has a Master of Education in Post Secondary Studies.  Carolyn is the co-chair of Accessibility and Inclusion for the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services.  

Dr. Stephanie Hladik (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education, Price Faculty of Engineering. She teaches courses about technology & society and engineering communication to engineering undergraduate students. Her research employs qualitative and design-based research to challenge historical and existing inequities in STEM education.

Johnathan Bevan, Johnathan is an Educational Developer with the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. His work focuses on accessibility practices. He supports faculty, staff, and graduate students with workshops and consultations. He is involved in the Teaching and Learning Certificate Program with The Centre as well as other projects as needed, will be moderating the panel.

This event is open to all faculty and instructors at the university. TLC Program participants will be required to attend the event in its entirety to receive credit for the Teaching Café.

The Centre’s Teaching Café is a special in-person event. This year we have an online option, with a livestream of the speakers and moderated Q&A. Please note that networking opportunities will be limited for online attendees. You will be able indicate your mode of attendance on the registration form.

Register for Teaching Café 2024

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