Conference Program

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Today’s the day! The EDC 2021 Conference starts as of 9:00am CST.

All participant packages were mailed out. If you have not received yours by email, please contact Amanda at and you will be sent a new copy.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

EDC 2021, February 17th and 18th, 2021

Theme: Celebrating, Connecting, and Caring for Ourselves

All times in Central Standard Time Zone

February 17th, 2021

9:00-9:30 Welcome and Territorial Acknowledgements

9:30-10:15 Keynote

Keynote: “Caring for our Community: When will wellbeing be a priority” – Klodiana Kolomitro (Queen’s University) & Natasha Kenny (University of Calgary)

10:30-3:30 Sessions

Sessions in 4 Zoom RoomsShow & TellDiscussion TopicSelf CareVirtual Social Space
10:30- 12:00pmLoop of 5 minute videos & chatAnti-racist and decolonial approaches to Educational Development Indigenous Traditional Tea MakingGather and share ideas 
12:15-1:45pmLoop of 5 minute videos and & chatEducational Development in times of Change: How our Centre responded to the pandemic Yoga & Meditation Techniques to DestressGather and share ideas
2:00-3:30pmLoop of 5 minute videos & chatIndigenization in Educational Development A Taste of MindfulnessGather and share ideas

3:45-5:00 Drinking clean: A look at organic, biodynamic, and natural wines

February 18th, 2021

10:00-11:30am   Discussion Sessions

Discussion 1Discussion 2Discussion 3
Contract positions in Educational DevelopmentPivoting with the pandemic: New ways to respond to instructor needsApproaches to Educational Development at Yukon U: Canada’s first university north of 60o 

12:00-12:45pm Annual General Meeting (AGM) Led by EDC Executive

12:45am-1:30pm Closing: Advice and wishes going forward