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Friday, April 19, 2019

Equity Committee

Equity Week 2019- Full Schedule of Events

The URFA Equity Committee is proud to be hosting Equity Week, a week of discussions about equity on campus and in our community. 

The week runs March 18-22 and there are a number of activities and events that everyone is welcome to participate in! 

Monday, March 18- UR Pride Positive Space Workshop

1:00-2:30 pm, Rainbow Lounge, Education Building 

Tuesday, March 19- Intimate Partner Violence and the Workplace

12:00pm-1:00pm, Rainbow Lounge, Education Building 

This presentation from the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) will cover the ways the intimate partner violence can impact workers and workplaces, using data collected in Saskatchewan. The presentation will also cover recent changes to legislation as well as policy solutions that can support survivors of intimate partner violence in their work. The presentation will include time for questions and discussion.

Tuesday, March 19- Two Spirit Panel and Workshop 

2:30-4:00pm (Workshop)

4:14-5:15pm (Panel)

Riddell Centre Multi-Purpose Room 

Wednesday, March 20 - Faculty of Arts Stapeford Lecture- "Disability, Art and Activism" 

 7:00 pm 

RIC 119

Nancy Hansen, PhD, Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba

The relationship between disability, art and culture is complicated. In many ways the larger society remains somewhat conflicted in determining where exactly disability fits in the cultural artistic landscape. As a result, disability is largely absent or invisible in this domain. When disability is present we, (disabled people), often find ourselves caught amongst conflicting narratives focusing on the therapeutic benefits of artistic engagement and/or the inspirational nature of the disabled artist and their artistry. neither of which may be appropriate.

Discourse such as this is endemic of the corrective condescension prominent in the traditional, medicalized ableist doctrine which tends to permeate dominant social-cultural understandings of disability.

However, the master trope is slowly shifting. and these are interesting and exciting times for disabled people (scholars, allies and constituents alike).   We find ourselves in the midst of an on-going cultural recovery project discovering, uncovering creating and reshaping the artistic landscape in a very different way This paper traces the journey from artistic absence to activism.

Thursday, March 21- Messing with the Media Workshop 

10:00-Noon

ED 388 

This session will examine who the heck is “the media”? And why couldn’t it be you? We’re taught to believe that the media has a monopoly on truth and objectivity. People trust the mainstream media–Until they don’t. As activists, we’re often fighting with the media to try and get our actions and messages to reach the public. But what if you could just…Make your own media?

Thursday, March 21-  Book Launch: Cracking Labour's Glass Ceiling: Transforming Women's Lives Through Union Education

Noon-1:00 pm 

Rainbow Lounge, Education Building

Although the health of the trade union movement may rest on its ability to include women in membership and leadership, little attention has been paid to women-only labour education. This book contains a collection of vibrant examples of labour education events and the women involved who develop, implement, research, evaluate and facilitate them. Join author Cindy Hanson and Cheryl Stadnichuk of CUPE for this book launch and discussion of women in unions. 

Friday, March 22- Official Opposition Justice Critic, MLA Nicole Sarauer 

Noon-1:00 pm

Rainbow Lounge, Education Building

Official Opposition Justice Critic Nicole Sarauer will discuss her Private Member's Bill 614- The Saskatchewan Employment Amendment Act, Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence. 


 

In 2018, the URFA Equity Committee is focusing on issues of pay equity, particularly the pay gap between men and women academics on Campus. Click here to learn more about the gender pay gap at the University of Regina. 

The Equity Committee represents the interests of equity seeking groups at the University of Regina, First Nations University, Luther College, and Campion College, including but not limited to: Aboriginal people, people from racialized groups and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered persons.

Members are solicited by the Faculty Association on the basis of their interest and commitment to equity issues. Every effort will be made to ensure representation from a variety of equity-seeking groups.

Terms are for one year - May 1 to April 30 the following year. Meetings are held monthly.

Committee Membership | PDF Membership List

Claire Carter - Equity Officer | Chair | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Meaghan Jones | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Darlene Juschka | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Amanda Noubarian | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vanessa Mathews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Maxy Ojukwu | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Heather Phipps | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Barbara McNeil | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gwen Grinyer | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ellen Son | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jean Hillabold | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jesse Bazzul | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jeremy MacDonald | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Ex-officio

Sylvain Rheault, President URFA | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kevin Siebert, Executive Director | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Staff Member

Colin Tether, Member Services Officer | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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