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**GSDE2020 Cancelled**

We are very sad to announce that GSDE2020 is cancelled following Concordia’s decision to cancel all events happening between now and April 15th.

Ultimately, health concerns and prudence must take precedence over our desire to share this event created by the tremendous efforts of our whole team. 

We thank everyone for their enthusiasm and encourage you to submit abstracts again next year! 

Today’s featured speaker

Today’s featured speaker, Amanda Sidiras, comes from Concordia’s own Department of Education. Amanda will be talking to us about Quebec’s sexuality education curriculum, challenging aspects and offering solutions. Find out more about Amanda here.

If you’re lined up to speak at GSDE2020, please send us a photo and biography if you’d like to be featured on the site in the coming days.

Workshop announced

We are delighted to say that Rhonda Chung will be leading a workshop on Decolonizing conversations in the L2 classroom at this year’s GSDE. Rhonda’s workshop will first help second language teachers to self-locate themselves in the colonial narrative, before exploring how acts communicative language teaching may act as a stepping stone to explore decolonial topics. Find more information on our Speakers page. Our full schedule will be announced soon.

Rhonda Chung

Panel announced

The topic of this year’s panel discussion will be Sexual Harassment. JD Drummond will talk about the roll out of Concordia’s It Takes All of Us program; Leelan Farhan will discuss the teaching of consent; et Louise Brossard parlera des violences sexuelles en enseignement supérieur. Please see our speakers page for more details.

Second keynote announced

We are delighted that Dr Aziz Choudry will be joining us from McGill to deliver our morning keynote: Lessons in resistance, studies in struggle. Dr. Choudry will be opening our conference, for which the theme is Education in an Age of Resistance by talking about the struggles across the world in fighting for accessible, critical and quality public higher education which does not merely serve the interests of elites. See more on our Speakers page.