Conference Program 2005

HELPING SCHOOLS BECOME POSITIVE SPACES

Sponsored by the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
Friday and Saturday, March 18 &  19, 2005

Friday, March 18th
Quance Lecture Theatre, College of Education

7:30 pm

  • Greetings from the Minister of Learning, The Honourable Andrew Thomson
    Introduced by Dean Cecilia Reynolds, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
    Response by Kelly Capelette, Student, Evan Hardy Collegiate
  • The "Respect for Sexual Diversity Youth Troupe" presents a play and workshop
  • Facilitator: Kit Loewen, Saskatchewan Teachers Federation

Commentators:
Sam Tait, Student, Aden Bowman Collegiate
Margi Corbett, High School English Teacher, Hague
Dr. Jim Jutras, Director, Saskatoon Public Schools

9:00 pm Reception


March 19, Saturday Morning - Education Building, Room 100

Plenary Session

9:00am

The Road to Inclusion: LGBTQ Visual Narratives of Education, Community, and Culture in Canada
- A multi media presentation by Kris Wells, University of Alberta

Greetings from President Peter MacKinnon, University of Saskatchewan

Greetings from Nickolas Koupantsis and Stace Synkiw, actors in the 2004 production of The Laramie Project, introduced by Nich Fraser, Director, Uof S LGBTA Centre

9:20am

"Fighting for equality and justice: An overview of gay and lesbian activism in the Province of Saskatchewan, 1970-the present," Val Korinek, University of Saskatchewan; introduced by Neil Richards

9:40 - 10:30am

"Starting and sustaining GSAs," Kristy Harcourt (Program Coordinator) and Lynn Sutankayo (Education Coordinator), and four students from the Out Is In Project, Edmonton; introduced by Kris Wells and Andre Grace, University of Alberta
Coffee Break: 10:30-11:00am

Parallel Sessions

(A) 11:00am-noon

"Catching up on the Kempling case," Paul Clarke, University of Regina
Preliminary report on current research: "Teacher observations of behaviour affecting GLBT students and staff in Saskatchewan secondary schools," Melanie Morrison, University of Saskatchewan
Several Authors from I Could Not Speak My Heart (Regina: Canadian Plains Research Center/University of Regina, 2004)

(B) 11:00am-noon

Grand student conclave! A GSA coming together Visioning the ideal school
Facilitators: Jay Kennard and Brandi Panasiuk, Education Student Lounge

Lunch and Networking – 12:00-1:30pm
Saturday Afternoon

Workshops: 1:30-2:20pm

 
a.
How to respond to hallway taunts—Youth Launch Room 1004
 
b.
Brainstorming to transform a school into a positive space—Youth Launch Room 1026
 
c.
Publicizing inclusive activities: poster, button, and ribbon making—Candace  Loshack, Aden Bowman Collegiate; Travis Myrol, Mt. Royal Collegiate;  & Brandi Panasiuk, Delisle Composite School Room 1019
 
d.
Hearing and discussing coming-out-stories to friends and parents (university and high school students only)—Youth Launch (counselor in attendance) Room 1022
 
e.
What are the best Internet resource sites?—Don Cochrane Room 1037
 
f.
Breaking another silence: Telling our transgender stories—Kay Williams Room 1024

2:30-3:20pm

 
a.
How to respond to hallway taunts—Youth Launch Room 1004
 
b.
Brainstorming to transform a school into a positive space—Youth Launch Room 1026
 
c.
Publicizing inclusive activities: poster, button, and ribbon making—Candace  Loshack, Aden Bowman Collegiate; Travis Myrol, Mt. Royal Collegiate;  & Brandi Panasiuk, Delisle Composite School Room 1019
 
d.
Hearing and discussing coming-out-stories to friends and parents (university and high school students only)—Youth Launch (counselor in attendance) Room 1022
 
e.
What are the best Internet resource sites?—Don Cochrane Room 1037
 
f.
Breaking another silence: Telling our transgender stories—Kay Williams Room 1024

3:30pm — Celebrating eight years of breaking the silence! Quance Lecture Theatre

The Bridge City Chorus

Hymn to Freedom
Some of My Best Friends Are Straight
Both Sides Now
Over the Rainbow