U of S hosts conference on indigenizing and opening academia

SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to attend the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Teaching and Learning Today Conference. During the two-day event, professionals from across Canada will come together to tackle two important topics in Canadian higher education—indigenizing and opening academia.

Teaching and Learning Today Conference
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
10:45 – noon
Marquis Hall
97 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

Indigenization is a dynamic process that aims to: 

  • Strengthen and fortify Indigenous knowledges and practices in the university
  • Engage in critical reflection about colonialism 
  • Enact the TRC’s request for transformative reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
  • Support self-determination for Indigenous people through education

Opening post-secondary education involves:

  • Sharing research in open publications to allow for increased access
  • Adopting existing open educational resources to improve access and reduce costs for students
  • Modifying open educational resources or creating new learning materials that carry open licenses to allow for others to modify and localize the content
  • Changing pedagogy to move from students as consumers of knowledge to being contributors and collaborators

For more information about the sessions taking place, visit the Teaching and Learning Today Conference website


To arrange an interview, contact:

Jennifer Thoma
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan


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