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Imagining a More Just University

How can we create more just academic spaces that eliminate barriers to access and ensure equity for everyone in the university community?  About the Event In this hybrid event, we will explore how to create more just academic spaces that reduce/eliminate barriers to access and ensure equity for everyone in the university community. We are interested in this topic generally, and also specifically as it relates to the University of Guelph.

A Community Conversation: "Troubling Care"

In this 90-minute online event, Integrating Care and Livelihoods cluster co-leads Amy Kipp and Dr. Roberta Hawkins will moderate a community conversation on care and its complexities.   

Nothing Without Us: Disability Inclusion and the Pandemic Recovery // Rien sans nous: Inclusion des personnes en situation de handicap et relance après la pandémie

Nothing Without Us! The disability community in Canada and internationally has continually called upon all levels of government to include persons with disabilities in its management of the current pandemic and recovery efforts. This side event would focus on how countries can take an overarching “Nothing without us” approach to the pandemic recovery and ensure full social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Findings from an Environmental Scan on Sex and Gender Based Analysis + (SGBA+) in Health Impact Assessment

Please join us for a presentation and discussion about an environmental scan of domestic and international good practices to integrate SGBA+ in health impact assessments to support implementation of new requirements in the Canada’s Impact Assessment Act. RSVP for a link to participate and for a copy of the report: Please share this invitation with others.
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Dangerous Disruptions: Local Intersections of Poverty and COVID-19 in Guelph-Wellington and Dufferin

In this 90-minute event, moderator and researcher Dr. Laura Pin, University of Guelph, will invite panelists to share their perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on those living on low income during the first months of the pandemic. The Panelists Panelists include Guelph’s Member of Provincial Parliament, Mike Schreiner, community leaders, and representatives from the Guelph-Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, Services and Housing in the Province, and A Way Home Canada.
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Making Connections: Student Parents at U of G

Are you balancing school with parenting?  We recognize that balancing parenthood responsibilities with academic goals and aspirations has its unique challenges, some specific to the interconnected impact of COVID-19.  As we continue to strive to provide a respectful and supportive family-friendly learning environment for our students, we would like to invite you to join us and other U of G student parents to share experiences, resources, and strategies, and simply to connect with one another. 

Poverty and Housing from the Margins: Communities Respond to COVID-19 Webinar

The Live Work Well Research Centre is launching a webinar series entitled “From the Margins: Communities Respond to COVID-19”, where we will elevate perspectives often excluded from dominant discussions of COVID-19. The panelists will discuss what are the specific challenges that their communities and organizations are facing due to COVID-19 and the social, political, and economic conditions underlying these challenges. 
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2020 Work + Family Researchers Network Conference

The 5th biennial conference of the WFRN is expected to draw more than 700 researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders with work-family interests. The submission portal for sessions and presentations opens in late July 2019.  The submission deadline is November 1, 2019. More details will be available soon.

More Promise than Practice: GBA+, Intersectionality and Impact Assessment

Webinar presented by the Live Work Well Research Centre. More Promise than Practice: Gender-Based Analysis+ Intersectionality and Impact Assessment extends our knowledge about promising practices in intersectional impact assessments by turning to international literature and examples. We are interested in how to better understand and respond to the experiences of Indigenous women and Two-Spirit persons, youth, and people with disabilities in resource development and extraction contexts.

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