ABOUT

This is an event run by FGSU that advocates for equity and inclusion in higher education, specifically for students who are among the first in their families to attend university.


We will explore topics such as food insecurity, financial and mental wellbeing, academic success and sociocultural barriers faced by FGLI students.


*FGLI - first-generation and low-income students

THEME

PAVE THE WAY 2021

This one-day conference will feature the theme Pave the Way which will be interpreted through workshops hosted by both our students and by community partners to dissect the theme through the lens of inclusion, justice and impact.

PURPOSE

  • Creating a safe space for a discourse on inequities within higher education.

 

  • Creating opportunities for collaboration between first-gen students and representatives from universities in Canada to  discuss the availability of support for first-gen students at university.

  • Encourage sharing of resources, information, data collection, and intervention plans across universities in Canada around the challenges faced by this student group.

TIME & LOCATION

FEBRUARY 20, 2021

9:00 AM - 17:30 PM (PST)

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Promo Video

PAVE THE WAY 2021

Adult Students
Honourable Anne Kange

Honourable Anne Kang

Newly appointed Minister for Advanced Education and Skills Training B.C

Anne Kang was elected as the MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake in 2017. Anne Is the Minister of Citizens' Services.

She immigrated to British Columbia as a child, and has lived in Burnaby for over 30 years. She has been an active community volunteer since the age of 8.

Ms. Carolyn Roberts

Ms. Carolyn Roberts

Indigenous Educator

Carolyn Roberts uses her voice to support Indigenous resurgence through education. She is a Coast Salish woman belonging to the Squamish Nation, her birth Mother is Janet Baker from the Thevarge family of the N'Quatqua Nation and her birth Father is Ed Kelly, Sto:lo from the Tzeachten Nation. 

Keynote Speakers

 

WORKSHOP

STREAMS

CHOOSE ONE WORKSHOP PER STREAM DURING REGISTRATION

This one-day conference will feature the theme Pave the Way which will be interpreted through workshops hosted by both our students and by community partners to dissect the theme through the lens of inclusion, justice and impact.

 
Support Group

PAVE

THE WAY

FOR INCLUSION

10:30 AM Workshops

Mind and What Matters in Student Mental Wellbeing

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More Money, No Problems

(financial wellness guide for FGLI students)

Science Class

PAVE

THE WAY

FOR IMPACT

13:00 PM Workshops

Community Action:

Self Exploration

Triumphs and Trials:

Academic Journeys as FGLI Scholars in STEM

Food and Finances:

Tuition or Dinner?

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Crowd Protesting

PAVE

THE WAY

FOR JUSTICE

15:00 PM Workshops

Vulnerability and Violence: at the Intersection of Sexual Violence and Poverty

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Against All Odds:

Breaking Down Barriers for Refugee and Displaced Students

Climate Change and

Racial Justice: The Deep Links in Canada

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Schedule

  PST: PACIFIC STANDARD TIME  
MORNING
AFTERNOON

9:00

Opening Ceremony

Ms. Zahra Fazal - Welcome Address

Ms. Anne Kang - Keynote Speech

Ms. Carolyn Roberts - Keynote Speech

10:05

Conference Orientation

Brella.io user workshop

10:30

Stream 1

​Pave The Way For Inclusion

11:30

12:00

Lunch Break

13:00

Stream 2

​Pave The Way For Impact

14:05

Networking Break

15:00

Stream 3

​Pave The Way For Justice

16:00

Closing Ceremony

Final Remarks

Reflections & Committment Statements

Optional: Photo Op & Networking

 
 

Contact Us

For any questions or comments email

ubc.fgsu@gmail.com

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