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Past Events (Brantford) 2011-2012

Below is a list of upcoming events on campus, and in the city of Brantford. We encourage those interested to attend an event, and take part in some of these great opportunities!

Critical Pedagogy, Personal Struggles and Constructive Teaching and Learning

Monday February 27th 2012, 12:30-2:00pm, Research Centre West 324

Facilitator: Dr. Debra Langan, Assistant Professor, Criminology (Brantford)

**NOTE: Workshop is now full. Please contact Dr. Rebecca Godderis for more infomation at

The teaching and learning of feminist and other critical theories, for many in the academy, represent a challenge that can engender myriad intellectual, interpersonal, and emotional experiences.  This workshop will: a) provide an opportunity to examine challenges experienced in working with critical theories in the classroom; and b) explore specific strategies to enhance how students engage with the course materials, each other, and the course director. 

The session will be informed by the findings from feminist participatory action research conducted in the Department of Sociology at York University, from 1998-2008.  The study focused on understanding and building environments that would successfully facilitate and enrich students' understands of, and potentially investments in, critical analyses. 

Should you be interested in publications from this study in advance of the workshop, these can be found at (see Langan, Sheese, and Davidson, 2009; Langan, Oliver, and Atkinson, 2007; Davidson and Langan, 2006; Langan and Davidson, 2005).


Brown Bag Lunch: Teaching Gender & Feminism

Wednesday November 9th, 2011 from 12:00-1:00 pm, SCJ 210 (Brantford campus)

Do you teach courses related to gender & feminism?  Are you interested in incorporating more discussions of gender and/or feminism into courses where it hasn't been included before?  Have you experienced resistance to feminist analyses in your classroom?  Do you have articles or activities that you find particularly helpful in conveying key ideas about gender & feminism to your students?

Join fellow faculty members to discuss strategies & techniques for teaching gender and feminism in the university classroom.  Everyone welcome!  Bring your lunch --- coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

Gender & Pay Equity Discussion

 Come out and join me for an informal facilitated discussion about the issue of gender and pay equity in university settings on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011.  We will be meeting in RCE 319 from 3:00-4:00pm.  As a bit of background information, I have attached the most recent report from CAUT titled "The Persistent Gap: Understanding male-female salary differentials amongst Canadian academic staff," which was published in March 2011.  This publication is also available on the Women's Faculty Colleague website.