A new platform for 
thoughtful dialogue on modern Canada

Due to continued health mandates surrounding COVID-19, Reconciling Multiculturalism in Today’s Canada  has transitioned to a fully-virtual event. This allows us to still host some of Canada’s most intriguing thinkers and doers in a safe and flexible manner, while also extending the symposium’s vital conversations beyond November 2021.


Panel Sessions

Note that all times are in Mountain Standard Time (UTC -7).

  8:30-10:00 AM

Opening Session: Beginning in a Good Way

10:15-11:45 AM

Session 1: Embarking on the Journey to a Better Multiculturalism

Dr. Karla Jessen Williamson

Rita Nandori

Daisy Raphael

Chair: Dr. Selena Couture

12:00-1:30 PM

Session 2: Our Collective & Tangible History(ies)

Dr. Jocelyn Létourneau

Darlene Brander

Umbrin Bukan

Chair: Dr. Srilata Ravi

4:00-5:30 PM

Special Literary Presentation

Myrna Kostash

8:30-10:00 AM

Session 3: Spaces of Negotiation

Dr. Chedly Belkhodja

Dr. Reza Hasmath

Dr. Maureen Flaherty & Yuliia Ivaniuk

Chair: Dr. Frédéric Boily

10:15-11:45 AM

Session 4: Intercultural Past & Present

Dr. Roman Petryshyn

Chelsea Vowel

Dr. Daniel Meister

Chair: Dr. Jars Balan

12:00-1:45 PM

Session 5: The Multicultural Self in Text

Dr. Himani Bannerji

Dr. Mimi Okabe

Dominika Tabor

Marion Mutala

Chair: Dr. Dalbir Sehmby

8:30-10:00 AM

Session 6: Contending with Language Practices and Policies in Canada

Dr. Eve Haque

Robert Talbot

Dr. Sathya Rao, Dr. Odile Cisneros, Dr. Ann De Leon, & Charlene Ball

Dr. Eva Lemaire

Chair: Dr. Piet Defraeye

10:15-11:45 AM

Session 7: Reconciliation as Intention, Reconciliation as Practice

Dr. Aya Fujiwara

Dr. Jordan Abel

Alexandru Caldararu

Chair: Dr. Olenka Bilash

12:00-1:30 PM

Session 8: Identity – Mending and Fraying the Canadian Fabric

Dr. Sunera Thobani

Dr. Vic Satzewich

Chrislain Kenfack

Chair: Dr. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen

4:00-5:30 PM

Special Literary Presentation

Lee Maracle

English