Indigenizing and opening academia

Are you interested in building, driving, and supporting indigenization and open pedagogy? During our two-day conference, professionals from across Canada will come together to tackle two of the most important paradigm shifts in Canadian higher education—indigenizing and opening academia.

We are calling on all champions and allies of these two movements to join us in sharing, discovering, and learning about the challenges, rewards, and shifts in education that are impacting and transforming our institutions.

Session proposals will be accepted until December 7th. Registration will open in January.


May 1

7:30-8:30 am: Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am: Keynote speaker
9:45-10:30 am: Sessions 
10:45-11:30 am: Sessions 
11:45 am-12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45-1:30 pm: Networking
1:45-2:30 pm: Sessions
2:45-3:30 pm: Sessions
3:45-4:45 pm: University of Saskatchewan address

May 2 

8-9 am: Breakfast
9-10:30 am: Fishbowl discussion, Part 1
10:45-noon: Fishbowl discussion, Part 2
Noon-1 pm: Lunch
1:15-3:15 pm: Workgroup sessions
3:30-4 pm: Closing remarks

Note: The agenda is subject to change, and more detailed information will be available in early 2018.


The Park Town Hotel is extending preferred room rates to attendees of Teaching and Learning Today 2018.

To book, call the hotel at 306-244-5564 or 1-800-667-3999 and quote group number 255971. Our room block provides a discounted rate of $135 + taxes and fees per night. You will need to provide a credit card to reserve your room. The discounted rate is only available until March 30, 2018; rooms booked after that time will be eligible at the conference rate based on availability and according to the hotels discretion.

Park Town Hotel
924 Spadina Cres. East
Saskatoon, SK

About Saskatoon

The conference takes place at the University of Saskatchewan, located in Saskatoon.

With a rising population of more than 250,000, Saskatoon offers many of the amenities of a large urban centre along with the friendliness and accessibility of a smaller city. There is plenty to do in Saskatoon every season, with live music events, festivals and cultural experiences offered year round. With its vibrant mix of many cultures, Saskatoon’s blossoming culinary and local shopping scenes also stand out. This is a place of opportunity, diversity and innovation. Explore this exciting destination on the Saskatoon Tourism website

The city’s youthful vitality and cultural richness are evident in every neighbourhood, thanks in part to the University of Saskatchewan

About the University of Saskatchewan

U of S is a member of the U15, a group of the top Canadian research universities. Our main campus, located in the heart of Saskatoon, is home to programs ranging from business, law, and arts and science to engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine, along with many others. Study at the U of S is enhanced by our world-class facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation. 

With the option to study at locations across Saskatchewan, more than 23,000 people from around the world, including more than 2,600 self-declared Aboriginal students, study at the U of S, and our more than 150,000 alumni are spread across the globe. 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Heather Ross
Educational Developer,
Digital Pedagogies
Stryker Calvez
Indigenous Education Initiatives