EDI-based research project proposal

Pushing privileged pillars: A narrative study of university leaders’ beliefs about poverty-class students Context and Importance: This doctoral research will explore university leaders’ (professors, advisors, administrators, alumni) perceptions of post-secondary students who grew up in persistent childhood poverty. Canadian higher education equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leaders are grappling with diversity. Part of the difficulty…

Caste in a box: Silencing higher education poverty-class EDI policies

Designed this research poster and presented it an Education department open house at the University of Alberta on March 31, 2016. The poster presentation was interactive and made visible stereotypes that academics have towards people from poverty. In order to leave their thoughts on a sticky notes, which were placed around the poster, they had…

Cashier Confessional

Elaine Laberge Cashier Confessional Wrote this play that is an exploration of the experiences of working as a cashier for a Canadian grocery chain to make visible how corporations contribute to systemic poverty of their staff and how public opinions shape how workers are treated Characters Clara – late 30s to early 40s Mathias Alexander…

Dandelion

DANDELION a play by Elaine J Laberge A Play   Written by Elaine J. Laberge     Abstract: Intergenerational poverty. Single mothers. Welfare dependence. These are ugly stories and uglier realities. These are stories of social class and class-based inequality society does not want to attend to. But, young Emelia, Gretchen’s daughter, is desperate to…

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