EDC Institute 2016 has ended

Please note that the EDC Institute is committed to facilitating an inclusive learning experience. If you require accommodations or have any dietary needs that might affect your experience at the conference, please send an email to faculty.development@sheridancollege.ca

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Monday, October 17


Welcome, Acknowledgment of the Land

Cherie Werhun

Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Sheridan College

Monday October 17, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Halton Room


EDC Institute Learning Activity: Introduction to Reflective Passport
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Pamela Ingleton

Faculty Development Consultant, Sheridan College
Pamela Ingleton is a Professor and Faculty Development Consultant with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Sheridan College. She is in the final stages of completing a PhD in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University on popular social media discourses. During her 10... Read More →

Paula Ogg

Professor, Instructional Designer, Sheridan College
Paula Ogg holds a Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum Instruction Technology. She has 19 years experience in education at the postsecondary level in Canada and abroad in Nicaragua and Panama. Although she has primarily taught at Ontario community colleges, she has also worked... Read More →

Monday October 17, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Halton Room


Deconstructing Difference: Discussions of Discourses, Equity and Inclusion
Participants will have an opportunity to explore their perceptions and approaches to inclusive teaching and learning and how they intersect with equity and equality within higher education. Discussions, activities, and reflective practice will focus on dominant ideologies and discourses and the ways in which they inform our understandings, interactions, and expectations of “the other”. 


Agnes Gajewski

Associate Dean, Program Development and Quality Assurance, Sheridan College
Agnes Gajewski is the Associate Dean, Program Development and Quality Assurance in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Sheridan College. Agnes holds a PhD in Education and a Master of Teaching from the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the University of Toronto... Read More →
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Dina Moati

Faculty Development Consultant, Sheridan College
Dina Moati is a Professor and a Faculty Development Consultant at Centre for Teaching and Learning/Sheridan College. She has extensive experience of using edtech and incorporating tools that implement UDL. Dina believes in the core value and right of each person to have the opportunity... Read More →

Monday October 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Halton Room


Beyond Cultural Competence
Participants will gain an understanding of the array of adjustment challenges facing international students as well as explore and challenge the different ways our perspectives and life experiences may influence our interactions with students. Come away with strategies to move beyond the idea of cultural competence into a more inclusive and supportive teaching and learning environment.

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Rebecca Fitzgerald

Manager, International Mobility and Partnerships, Humber College
As Manager, International Mobility and Partnerships at Humber College, Rebecca support students, faculty and staff engaged in global learning, including the management of Humber’s Global Citizenship Certificate program. Rebecca has worked in and studied the field of international... Read More →

Melissa Wilson

Instructor, Humber College

Monday October 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Halton Room


Faculty Focus: Problem Solving with Indigenous Worldviews as Our Guide
Participants will explore ways to integrate Indigenous worldviews into our curriculum and our instructional practices. The session will also review current gaps in our approaches to supporting Indigenous learners in a post-secondary context and will suggest collaborative methods that bridge multiple levels of our educational communities, ultimately enhancing the learning experiences of all of our members.

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Liz Dancy

Professor, Sheridan College
Liz Dancy is a professor of Applied Computing at Sheridan College with a special interest in self-healing, self-controlling systems. Prior to joining Sheridan, Liz spent seven years in industry working in software development and autonomic systems design. In addition to computing... Read More →

Paula Laing

Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support, Sheridan College

Monday October 17, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Halton Room
Tuesday, October 18


At crucial cross-roads of 21st century pedagogy in Higher Ed in the search for global, sustainable solutions for Inclusion: the potential of Universal Design for Learning

21st century pedagogy in Higher Ed has reached several crucial cross-roads.  These are raising considerable challenges with regards to change management, but also offer phenomenal opportunities for sustainable growth towards the Inclusion of all learners.  Current challenges in Higher Ed force us to rethink the very way we embrace learner diversity, but also the way we collaborate as professionals on our campuses, the way we integrate emerging societal trends and the way we conceptualize post-secondary learning and teaching generally.  It is within this complex and changing landscape that the potential of Universal Design for Learning as a sustainable systemic framework for Inclusion must be considered.   This interactive session will examine the impact of UDL as a tool for the management of change in our campus practices from these multiple perspectives.

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Frederic Fovet

Assistant Professor, UDL & Inclusion Consultant, University of Prince Edward Island

Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:45am - 12:30pm
Halton Room


one-size-fits-one: Inclusively designing education experiences and materials

Too often we consider diversity to be an issue, not an asset. However, our complex, interconnected, and technology-heavy world needs diversified, collaborative life-long learners. All learners should reach their unique potential. And education plays a crucial role in nurturing diverse perspectives, needs, and approaches.

Learn how to ‘design’ education through inclusive design practices and thinking. Participants will engage in co-design activities to prototype learning resources and processes that foster diversity and inclusion in our classrooms and in our society.

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Jess Mitchell

Senior Manager, Research + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
I am lately most fascinated with the evolving world of design, in particular ethics and design. I spend most of my time in inclusion, diversity, and equity. And am deeply committed to empowering people and helping to shift their perspective.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Halton Room