Module IV - Widening Participation, Addressing System Barriers in Research

Duration of Module: 2 hours

Acknowledgment: StFX resides on Mi’kma’ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people, and it has directly and indirectly benefitted from the historic and current marginalization, erasure, and assimilation of the Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian peoples. As a community of teachers, learners and workers, we strive to eliminate oppressive discourse and practices, to critically examine settler colonialism within our pedagogy and our institutional structures, and to be intentionally intersectional in our approaches and analyses.


  • Decolonizing the academic research environment 
  • Structural barriers and cultural practices 
  • Inclusive Decision-Making structures in the academic research environment 
  • Mentoring and support networks
  • Race-Based Data Collection and use 
  • Engaging External Partners and Communities 


Participants will be asked to watch: Young, Gifted, @ Risk and Resilience by National Centre for Institutional Diversity. A Video Toolkit to Support the Well-Being of Students of Color.