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Music enabled by Disability

Joseph N. Straus, City University of New York
Guest Contributor

This entry is part of a collaborative series on disabilities between the Federation’s Equity Issues Portfolio and the Canadian Disability Studies Association/ Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité.

People usually think about music and disability in medical terms.  Music therapists, as healthcare professionals, use music as a palliative against various forms of illness and disability.  Medical doctors, increasingly aware that...

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Courage and public policy: 21st century challenges

David R. Boyd, University of Victoria
Guest contributor This entry is part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s series featuring Trudeau Fellows and Trudeau Scholars. The following is an excerpt from a panel presentation delivered at the Trudeau Foundation’s 2011 Summer Institute in Whistler, British Columbia.

What do we mean by courage in the context of public policy or politics? Not physical courage, which we see from athletes, firemen, and soldiers, people like Terry Fox,...

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‘Disability’ Policy and Equity in Higher Education

Emily Hutcheon, University of Calgary
Guest Contributor

This entry is part of a collaborative series on disabilities between the Federation’s Equity Issues Portfolio and the Canadian Disability Studies Association/ Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité.

It is well known that disabled individuals face physical, social, and emotional barriers in their post-secondary education. These barriers include: lack of financial support, difficulty seeking...

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Annonce de la Stratégie nationale sur l’éducation des Inuits

Le 16 juin, les chefs inuits du Canada ont dévoilé une stratégie nationale d’éducation visant à améliorer l’expérience éducationnelle des jeunes Inuits canadiens – dont 75 % ne terminent pas leurs études secondaires. Conçue par un comité de chefs inuits présidé par Mary Simon, présidente de l’Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, la stratégie est le résultat de l’Accord sur l’éducation des Inuits signé en 2009.

La stratégie présente 10 recommandations principales de grande portée, y compris des initiatives pour favoriser la participation des parents, créer des programmes bilingues, établir une université dans le Nord, normaliser le système linguistique inuit et améliorer la formation des professeurs et le programme d’études. Bien que le financement de la stratégie n’ait pas encore été annoncé, les chefs inuits sont certains que tous les paliers de gouvernement appuieront la stratégie et amélioreront l’éducation des jeunes Inuits.

La FCSH se réjouit de la stratégie et du leadership...

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On courage, social justice and policymaking

Janine Brodie, University of Alberta
Guest contributor

This entry is part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s series featuring Trudeau Fellows and Trudeau Scholars. The following is an excerpt from a panel presentation delivered at the Trudeau Foundation’s 2011 Summer Institute in Whistler, British Columbia.

The spring of 2011 opens an instructive window to reflect on the question of courage in policymaking. For some months now we have witnessed “the Arab Spring” when...

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Ableism, disability studies and the academy

Gregor Wolbring, University of Calgary
Guest Contributor This entry is part of a collaborative series on disabilities between the Federation’s Equity Issues Portfolio and the Canadian Disability Studies Association/ Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité.

The theoretical framework and analytical lens of Ableism is a gift to the social sciences and humanities community from disability studies and the disabled people rights movement.

Among the different social groups seeking equitable treatment and the...

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Live from Worldviews in Toronto

I am attending the Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education in Toronto this week and the team here is running a live blog from the event. If you are interesting in following along with the proceedings, I've embedded the live blog here. Fedcan isn't moderating this blog, so it goes without saying that the content here is the opinion of the author and not necessarily the opinion of the Federation. For more on Worldviews, visit the conference website here. I'll also have posts here on some of the highlights over the next few days.

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Le Congrès 2011 fait les manchettes

Normand Forgues-Roy
Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines

Quand vient le temps de comprendre le monde qui nous entoure, sous quelque aspect que ce soit, les chercheurs en sciences humaines sont souvent appelés à intervenir dans les médias. Quand vous réunissez plus de 5 000 chercheurs au même endroit pour une semaine de discussions et de débats, les médias prêtent l’oreille. La couverture médiatique du congrès témoigne de l’importance, pour l’information, de la perspective apportée par nos disciplines. Pour l’équipe des communications de la fédération, contribuer à diffuser la recherche en sciences humaines est une de nos priorités, notre fierté. Voici un aperçu des sujets qui ont fait les manchettes.

Leçons d’histoire – Si l’histoire est garante de l’avenir, les défenseurs des classes non-mixtes devraient prêter l’oreille à ce que Christopher Grieg a à dire. Le professeur à la faculté de l’...

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‘The truth about stories’: Yes, I am Aboriginal and I enjoy mathematics

Florence Glanfield, University of Alberta
Guest Contributor This entry is part of the Equity Issues Portfolio’s series on Indigenizing the academy and Indigenous education.

When people learn that I am of Aboriginal descent and that I enjoy mathematics I am often looked at in a quizzical way. Often I am asked how I came to enjoy and to teach mathematics. And, I often assume, that I am being asked how you – as an Aboriginal person – came to enjoy mathematics. Over the years I’ve found it productive to respond by...

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Female leaders and the double bind: Why leadership styles that work for men might not work for women

Kara Arnold, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Guest Contributor

This blog post is part of the Federation Equity Issues Portfolio’s series marking the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

The double bind is “a situation in which a person must choose between equally unsatisfactory alternatives: a punishing and inescapable dilemma,” according to a Catalyst study, “The Double-Bind Dilemma for Women in Leadership: Damned if You Do, Doomed if You...

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