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Due to overwhelming registration response, we have a venue change for Friday morning. Please change your programs to include the following at page 1:

Pre-Conference Workshops, Friday, 17 October 2014
Venue: Matrix Hotel. 10640 100 Ave NW

9:00 am Workshop Opening
Venue MATRIX Hotel

9:00-10:30 am Workshop I: Wahkohtowin Relational Sensibilities
Venue MATRIX Hotel

12:15 pm Workshop II: Personal Reflections on Research Excellence and Applying for Grants
Venue MATRIX Hotel

12:30-2:00 pm Workshop III: Teaching Critical Race Theory and Critical Indigenous Studies
Venue MATRIX Hotel

The remainder of the Program remains unchanged.

Conference 2014 Program

About R.A.C.E Network

Welcome to the website for the Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality/Equity (R.A.C.E.). The RACE Network emerged some 14 years ago as a national network with the aim of promoting equity for First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Non-status Indians and racialized minorities within the academy, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the broader society. The network and its national steering committee are committed to mentoring and supporting the achievements of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and new scholars, as well as mid-career scholars working toward professional advancement. Through community-university alliances, members engage directly with local communities to promote social equity and social wellbeing in the broader society.

Over the past 14 years, R.A.C.E. has built a body of scholarship that is accessible to diverse audiences. This includes our open access hybrid newsletter-journal, RACELink, which you can access on this site. As well, in 2005 “Race, Racism and Empire: Reflections on Canada,” a special issue of the journal, Social Justice, was edited by Ena Dua, Narda Razack, and Jody Nyasha Warner. At the 2010 conference we launched, States of Race: Critical Race Feminism for the 21st Century, edited by Sherene Razack, Malinda Smith, and Sunera Thobani (BTL, 2010).

Our annual conferences have been made possible through productive university-community networks and scholar-activists collaborations. As well, the RACE Network has been sustained by the generous support of diverse research chairs, and institutes, among them, the Race and Gender Teaching and Advocacy Group (RAGTAG) at the University of British Columbia; the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies at OISE/University of Toronto; the Centre for Feminist Research at York University; the James R. Robinson Chair in Black Studies at Dalhousie University; the Canada Research Chair in Social Justice and Aboriginal Education at the University of Regina; the Canada Research Chair in Political Economy and Social Governance at the University of Alberta; and the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research (CWIKR) at Athabasca University. We are grateful for the volunteer time of local multi-university conference organizing committees; student, faculty, and community volunteers; local university and community booksellers; and the generous sponsorship of various units at the universities and communities that have hosted our conferences.

We hope you will join us at the 14th Annual Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, 17-19 October 2014. It is being organized by Dr. Malinda S. Smith in the Department of Political Science in collaboration with Dr. Tracey Lindberg and Ms. Priscilla Campeau at the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research at Athabasca University. The 2014 conference theme is, “Unsettling Conversations, Unmaking Racisms and Colonialisms”! Until then please check back for updates, join our RACE Network listserv, Facebook group or email us at 2014race.edmonton [at] We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Alberta and City of Edmonton.