Healing the Wound with the Weapon: Post-Secondary Education and Reconciliation


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Kevin Lamoureux is the keynote speaker for Celebrate Learning Week 2019.

This session will explore the role of institutions, such as universities, in reconciliation. We are not responsible for having created the problems, but we have all inherited the wreckage of broken relationships. We have also inherited tools and opportunities to create change. We will discuss practical ways that we can work together in post-secondary to move forward in a good way.

Bio: Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin Lamoureux is a Faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well known public speaker. He has served as Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and as Scholar in Residence for several school divisions. Lamoureux is an award winning scholar with an impressive publication and research grant record, and has consulted for governments, organizations and institutions across Canada. His most recent book contribution, for Ensouling Our Schools with Dr. Jennifer Katz, is being used by educators across Canada working to create inclusive spaces for all students. He has been seen on TV, in documentaries, in print, and in the media. More than anything, Lamoureux is committed to reconciliation and contributing to an even better Canada for all children to grow up in.