ə́y̓ swéyəl ʔəm̓i ce:p kʷətxʷiləm
(Good day, and welcome)
Announcing the first Provost Presents… to be held on Thursday, March 10, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.
Provost Presents… is a speaker series organized by Dr. Diane Purvey, Provost & Vice President, Academic, pro tem, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Each event will provide opportunities for KPU students, staff and faculty to hear from experts in higher education about timely, compelling issues that are pertinent to work and study in the field of academia.
Coloniality and Racial (in)Justice in the University: Counting for Nothing?
The first event in this series features Sunera Thobani, editor of Coloniality and Racial (in)Justice in the University: Counting for Nothing? and professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, along with Benita Bunjun, and Enakshi Dua, contributors to the book. Asma Sayed (KPU Canadian research chair and Task Force on Anti-Racism chair) will introduce the panel discussion.
This presentation will focus on discussions surrounding critical race and Indigenous theory. Each chapter of the book challenges Euro-centric knowledge, institutional whiteness, and structural discrimination that are the bedrock of the institution. Situating universities at the heart of these momentous developments, this collection debunks the popular claim that universities are on the way to overcoming histories of racial exclusion.
This event will be held virtually.
Coloniality and Racial Injustice in the University
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar