2022 Learning Outcomes Symposium – Program and Supplemental Materials

October 27 and 28, 2022

Day 1 Symposium Schedule At a Glance

Please see below for details of the day 1 Learning Outcomes Symposium programming. Click on the session title to access a recording of the panel.

Day 1: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 1:15 pm – 5:50 pm

Plenary Panel 1: Discomfort and Processes for Change: Connecting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Learning Outcomes

Description of Session: Drawing on experiences from academic leaders at Carleton University, George Brown College, Georgian College, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto Scarborough, this session will consider approaches and learnings that have contributed to structural change and the creation of spaces of belonging in higher education.


  • Noël A. J. Badiou, Assistant Vice-President, Equity and Inclusive Communities, Carleton University
  • Kahente Horn Miller (Kanien:kahe’ka / Mohawk) Associate Professor in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and Assistant Vice President, Indigenous Teaching, Learning, and Research, Carleton University
  • Katherine Larson, Professor, English and Vice-Dean Teaching, Learning and Undergraduate Programs, University of Toronto, Scarborough
  • Jennifer Shelswell, Early Childhood Education Professor, Georgian College

Plenary Panel 2: Teaching and Learning in a Time of Uncertainty – Challenging ‘the New Normal’

Description of Session: In this interactive panel, four educators from different post-secondary contexts will explore what we’ve learned through continuing to support learners and colleagues throughout the pandemic. With ongoing audience engagement, we hope to explore what barriers to learning existed for our learners pre-COVID, how the pandemic helped to disrupt these, what barriers persist as we imagine the ‘new normal’ within our institutions and how structures like learning outcomes can support transformative pedagogy in uncertain contexts.


  • Tina Doyle, Director, AccessAbility Services, University of Toronto, Scarborough
  • Jessica Paterson, Curriculum Specialist and Program Reviewer, George Brown College
  • Matt Rempel, Director, Career Integrated Learning, Sheridan Collage
  • Bonnie Stewart, Associate Professor, Online Pedagogy and Workplace Learning, University of Windsor

Plenary Panel 3: Decolonizing Learning Outcomes: Restoring Indigenous Pedagogy

Description of Session: Educators from OCAD U, Confederation College, and Kenjgewinteg will draw on their experiences to explore the role of Indigenous learning outcomes in decolonizing pedagogy in post-secondary contexts. Panelists will discuss the process of developing Indigenous learning outcomes, their potential as a catalyst for system-wide change, and some of the challenges inherent in bringing Indigenous Knowledges in the form of learning outcomes to transform learning in the postsecondary environment.


  • Susan Blight (Anishnaabe, Couchiching First Nation) Chair, Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD University
  • Peter Morin, Graduate Program Director, Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design, OCAD University
  • Rhonda Paulsen, Anishnaabek Curriculum Specialist, Kengewin Teg
  • Brenda Small, Vice-President, Negahneewin Research Centre, Confederation College

Full Program

Please click here to access the full program for both days of the 2022 Learning Outcomes Symposium. You can click on a breakout title to access any PowerPoint presentations which were used during the session.

You can also access a full list of Symposium participants here.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Symposium!