Faculty of Education Summer Institute (FESI) 2017

Welcome to the annual Faculty of Education Summer Institute for 2017!

The Summer Institute welcomes various stakeholders to learn from and with one another to engage relevant and critical conversations involving the achievement and well-being of youth and to mobilize for individual and collective action in education. The stakeholders include community partners, youth, teacher candidates, parents/guardians, and educators in various capacities and from various schools boards/organizations to exchange ideas about how they have been working with and meeting the educational needs, interests and aspirations of young people. 

*Please note that this website will be updated regularly with new and exciting information regarding the conference.*

This  year’s theme is Relationships to Canada 150: Paradoxes, Contradictions and Questions and will occur over a period of two days. The conversations will center on Canada 150 and participants will be invited to engage in critical discussions about the purpose, impact and quality of education and social outcomes. Keynote presentations and workshops will consider questions such as:

  • What perspectives and ways of knowing have constituted spaces in which young people engage in educational, social and recreational activities in Canada over the past 150 years? What has been silenced?
  • How might these perspectives and ways of knowing have impacted youth differently over the past 150 years?
  • In considering education more than 150 years ago, and in considering education for the next 150 years, what possibilities exist for resurgence, reconciliation, and justice?

Day 1 will focus on: Problematizing Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

This portion of the conference will explore historical and contemporary relationships between Indigenous people and colonial settlers as well as Canada's history of cultural genocide.

Participants will have an opportunity to engage in deep learning, unlearning and relearning in workshops such as: The History of Colonization, Treaties and Land, Residential Schools, Inuit Education, Métis Education, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, and much more! 

Day 2 will focus on: Problematizing Canada’s Relationships with various Communities and Considerations for Beyond 150

On the second, day participants will have an opportunity to further problematize the historical and contemporary relationships of various diverse communities of Canada who have settled in this country for various reasons

As well, participants will engage in current and relevant research that impacts students achievement and well-being. Workshops will focus on promising initiatives and programs working to address systemic barriers to student achievement and well-being.

August 23rd, 2017
(9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
August 24th, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (Room 0001) - building 39 on campus map
York University, Keele Campus
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON    M3J 1P3

Please click on the Registration tab to choose your workshops.