Outliers imagining otherwise in and for universities

Elaine Laberge, PhD Candidate, University of Victoria Written for my PhD Candidacy February 17, 2020 Many emotions drove me to write Miseducation – sorrow, guilt, pride, anger, righteous indignation, regret, anxiety, and fear. But above all a sense of urgency and desperation that, as a woman approaching 70, time was running out. Reay, 2018, p….

COVID-19 and poverty-class higher education students

March 13, 2020 Re: COVID-19 and poverty-class students Dear Canadian University Leaders: I write to you with fingertips quivering over the keyboard. I do not want to further expose myself to ridicule and shame. Yet, I must publicly come out of the social underclass closet because this situation is far more important than my shamed…

Leadership search for meaning making

But it is important to remember that we created these negative and demoralized people. We created them by relying on organising processes that discount and deny our best human capacities…. We can realize that ‘you can’t hate someone whose story you know.’” (Wheatley, 2007, pp. 56-57) This land is your land; this land is not…

Canada was colonized based on racism and classism

By Elaine Laberge, April 8, 2019 Published in The Martlet LETTER | Canada was colonized based on racism and classism American Dream, meritocracy, rags-to-riches, pull yourself up by your bootstraps, born on third base, the (un)deserving poor — these are just a smattering of the dominant, colonial, social class narratives that have been planted in…

Social Theoretical Perspectives on Difference: the Other, the Othered, and Othering

Social Theoretical Perspectives on Difference: the Other, the Othered, and Othering by Elaine J. Laberge This paper seeks to unravel the complexity of Other, Othering, and Othered and how processes of Othering work against social justice and protect privilege both historically and in our contemporary neoliberal times. This paper also will explore why scholars have…