Episode Four – Momin Rahman (Trent University)

Dr. Momin Rahman is a professor in the department of Sociology at Trent University. Dr. Rahman is also former co-chair of CAUT’s National Committee on Equity.

In this episode, we talk about the impact, challenges and opportunities associated with bringing an equity lens to the conversation and work of academic freedom.

For more information about Dr. Rahman’s work: https://www.trentu.ca/sociology/faculty-research

For the latest from Dr. Marc Spooner: https://theconversation.com/criticisms-of-academic-freedom-miss-the-mark-and-risk-the-integrity-of-scholarship-189035

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Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Dr. Marc Spooner is a professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He specializes in qualitative and participatory action research at the intersections of theory and action-on-the-ground. His interests include: homelessness & poverty, "audit culture" & the effects of neoliberalization & corporatization on higher education, and social justice, activism, & participatory democracy. He has published in a variety of venues including peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, government reports, and popularizations. He is recognized by the Canadian Senate as an expert in homelessness.

Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.