Unconscious Bias: When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

Unconscious Bias: When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough, by Sarah E. Fiarman. Educational Leadership,  November 2016 | Volume 74 | Number 3.

“Deep-rooted biases hinder our best intentions. Learn how to recognize and address them.” A longer (5 pages) article that goes through a number of unconscious ways in which inequities can be perpetuated, and that challenges us all to hold each other accountable to make change.



Is there space for Indigenous knowledge in academia?

“Is there space for Indigenous knowledge in academia?” Unreserved episode, CBC, Feb. 2018 (46 min).

A 46 min episode of the CBC show Unreserved. Feel free to comment on all of it if you like–but our focus here is especially on the first interview.

A really good resource; several short interviews addressing different aspects of this question. Especially interesting for many profs is probably the first interview with a student talking about being singled out in classes and the behaviours and practices of other students and professors

Decolonize the University

University of Color, “Decolonize the University”

A (now closed) petition that calls for democratizing and decolonizing the university. It’s a very comprehensive list–something here to provoke pretty well everyone on campus. Much of it addresses curriculum, but it also deals with other practices.

Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous Education

Universities Canada, “Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous Education”

A statement from Universities Canada that addresses, in point form, everything from governance structures to content and curriculum–all as responses to both indigenous presence on campus and “social and cultural imperatives” to think about indigenous inclusion.