U of S hosts Breaking the Silence conference

SASKATOON - Members of the media are invited to attend the 19th annual Breaking the Silence conference—On Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

Sponsored by the College of Education, it is the longest standing conference of its kind in Canada. All events will be held in the Edwards School of Business:

Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5

Goodspeed Lecture Theatre (Room 18)

25 Campus Drive

University of Saskatchewan


Friday, March 4:

  • 7:30 pm: A showing of the documentary Gen Silent and the release of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults and Residential Care Environments—Final Report (2016), which examines the challenges faced by LGBT older adults in residential care within Saskatoon facilities. (Author: Cheryl Loadman of the Saskatoon Council on Aging.)

Saturday, March 5:

  • 10 am: Announcing the 2016 recipient of the Peter Corren Award

    • Alexandria Wilson, associate professor, College of Education and director of Aboriginal Research Education Centre

  • 11 am: Huskie Athletics launches its "You Can Play" video

    • Basil Hughton, director of Huskie Athletics, will be joined by some of our Huskie athletes and coaches to discuss LGBT issues.

The full program is available here and more background on the conference is available here.


 For more information, contact:

Don Cochrane

Professor Emeritus

College of Education

University of Saskatchewan


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