(Event Postponed due to Covid-19) Nurturing personal and professional relationships in academia: Navigating community-building, invisible labour, and overcommitment

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The Live Work Well Research Centre will host a panel on strategies and challenges of working and living through commitments for building communities and social justice. The panel, moderated by Indira Naidoo-Harris, AVP of Diversity and Human Rights, will foster discussions around the tensions and solutions that emerge from negotiating the demands of academia and nurturing personal and professional relationships and communities. We will explore issues related to the additional expectations and invisible labour put on certain faculty, such as women, people of color, and Indigenous people, that may reproduce or challenge dominant relations of power in academia. We highlight diversity of experiences in academia by bringing together PhD students, emergent, mid-career, and senior faculty members, as well as a senior administrator who will respond.

The panelists are:

  • Anna Johnson, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Carmen Ho, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Deborah Stienstra, Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Gwen Chapman, Dean of the College of Applied and Social Human Sciences
  • Leah Levac, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


The event is free to attend, light food and refreshments will be provided! 


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