The McGill Outreach Symposium: Access to Education for All
On September 28, 2023, Branches, McGill’s Community Outreach Program at Enrolment Services, will host the McGill Outreach Symposium (MOS). The MOS is a community outreach event with a focus on best practices in youth engagement, promoting access to education for all, working with historically underrepresented populations, as well as incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion in planning and efforts. The ultimate objective of the McGill Outreach Symposium is to create a space where attendees exchange ideas, gain new insights, and collectively work towards building more equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.Please note that the MOS is a closed event for those working in community outreach at McGill.
The MOS will feature a keynote address by Dr. Sarah Pash. Dr. Sarah Pash holds a PhD in Educational Success for First Nations Students, a Master’s degree in Education focused on Community & Parent Involvement, and two Bachelor degrees as well as certificates at the post-secondary level.
During her earlier career, she served as a secondary teacher, curriculum developer, and consultant with the Cree School Board. From 2015 to 2018, she led the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Oujé-Bougoumou as Executive Director, and currently serves on the Reconciliation Council of the Canadian Museums Association, and the national Indigenous Heritage Circle. She was elected to the Office of the Chairperson of the Cree School Board for two terms, one in July 2018 and the other in July 2021.
If you have any questions or need more information about the McGill Outreach Symposium, please contact veronica.amberg [at] mcgill.ca (Veronica Amberg).
To find out more about the 2023 Indigenous Awareness Weeks, which this event is part of, please visit the IAW webpage.