Keynote Speaker at Annual General Meeting Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6pm

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The AGM is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6pm via Zoom.  Contact us to join or if you haven't been sent the invitation.

Dr. Darren Lund will be opening the AGM with his keynote remarks:

“Opening an Uncomfortable Conversation on Social Justice in our Work”

Dr. Darren E. Lund

University of Calgary



Most professionals are correctly being encouraged to attend to diversity issues in their practice. Darren’s talk will offer a timely reminder that this work of attending to difference is not simply about “managing diversity” or pursing harmony with our colleagues and clients. Our current charged social and political climate reminds us that bringing about change toward equity and social justice requires thoughtful advocacy and even some professional risk. Darren’s talk will offer specific insights from his three decades of work on social justice activism and human rights; he will address notions of privilege, and the need to attend to our own complex identities in this work. This presentation will encourage and prepare attendees to engage in meaningful efforts to foster social justice through becoming better advocates for all.


Brief Biography:

Darren E. Lund, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, where his research examines social justice activism in schools, communities, and professional education programs. Darren was a high school teacher for 16 years, and formed the award-winning Students and Teachers Opposing Prejudice (STOP) program.

Darren has published over 350 articles, books, and book chapters, and is the Editor of the award-winning International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice (Wiley Publishers).

Darren has been recognized with a number of awards and honours, including a 2019 Werklund Research Excellence Award, the 2015 Educational Research Award from the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the inaugural 2013 Alberta Hate Crimes Awareness Award, and he was named a Reader’s Digest National Leader in Education.