Negotiator for Assembly of First Nations will deliver keynote at York University 2018 Inclusion Day


TORONTO, January 24, 2018 – The Chief Negotiator for the Assembly of First Nations and primary architect of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in the historic Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement will deliver the keynote address at York University’s Inclusion Day this year.

Kathleen Mahoney, a professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, will deliver an address titled “Decolonizing Community: Recognition to Action,” on Thursday as part of the ninth annual Inclusion Day celebrations hosted by York’s Centre for Rights, Equity and Inclusion.

Inclusion Day is organized to reflect the university’s ongoing efforts to promote access, equity, diversity and inclusion within the campus community.

Mahoney will also moderate a panel discussion on decolonizing curriculum.

WHAT: Inclusion Day 2018: Decolonizing Community and Curriculum

Keynote: Professor Kathleen Mahoney, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, and Queen’s Counsel.

Panel: Decolonizing Curriculum
Ixchel Bennett, Course Director, Faculty of Education, York University
Kate Cornell, Executive Director, Canadian Dance Assembly
Spiros Pagiatakis, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Lassonde School of Engineering

WHEN: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 11am-2pm

Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Room 120, Accolade East Building, York University Keele Campus, Toronto (building number 92 on the map)

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 25 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni. York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Media contact:
Gloria Suhasini, York University Media Relations, 416-736-2100 ext. 22094,