Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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Decolonizing the Syllabus

Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST


Monday, March 5, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor – CORE

Kristen Bos, Social Sciences Trainer
Joe Curnow, Social Sciences Trainer
Shawn Xiong, Sciences Coordinator

In December 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada released its Final Report, which included 94 “Calls to Action” for federal, provincial, territorial and Aboriginal government agencies, institutions, and peoples alike. At the University of Toronto it is now common to land acknowledgements.and urges to “Indigenize” and “decolonize” throughout the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. In their December 2016 response to the TRC, the the University of Toronto’s TRC Steering Committee calls on U of T researchers to acknowledge their role in ongoing legacies of colonialism. In this workshop, TAs/CIs will acknowledge their role in dominant settler culture through the development and creation of decolonial teaching resources and strategies. In this workshop, we will learn how to decolonize our syllabi. We welcome Indigenous and non-Indigenous TAs/CIs.


Blackburn Room


Sandy Carpenter
Ben Poynton