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Friday, February 10 • 10:30 - 11:30
Gender Diversity : 'Trans'cending the Classroom

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Join Moderator Kris Wells and other panelists as they discuss the importance of their roles within Albertan Education, in the quest for equality. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q and A. Panel questions can be pre-submitted via twitter using the hashtag #NCTCAPanel.

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Dr. Kris Wells

Faculty Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta
Dr. Kristopher Wells is an Assistant Professor and iSMSS Faculty Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. With Dr. Andre P. Grace he is the Co-Founder of Camp fYrefly, which is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority youth. Kris is the author of the Alberta Government’s new homophobic and transphobic bullying and gay-straight alliance resources.


Carla Grant

Carla Grant is a non-compliant pharmacist, exceptional post-secondary educator, photographer, home-renovator, and overachieving mother. She was born and raised in Alberta where she attended the University of Alberta. She is a study in contrast - valedictorian at 18, recipient of the New York Festivals Grand Award for her radio documentary The Cause of Thunder at 30, and winner of the Commitment to Care award at 32. Carla has also had... Read More →

Ella Grant

Ella Grant is a 16-year-old student nearing the end of a non-traditional path through 6 schools in the St. Albert and Edmonton area. While on the search for an optimal learning environment for an autistic transgender ginger, she gained a wealth of knowledge about what works and, unfortunately, what does not. Now comfortable with her true self, and mostly fluent in the language of girl, Ella provides a unique glimpse into the chaotic trials and... Read More →
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Stephanie Shostak

Transgender Advocate
Stephanie is a Transgender Advocate from Edmonton, who is a Director/Board Member on the Trans Equality Society of Alberta (TESA) and who is one of the media spokespersons for TESA. TESA has a mandate to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning Trans Albertans. In this role, she has assisted in bringing positive change to Trans Albertans by working with the previous and current provincial government to make changes to or to bring about... Read More →

Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Citadel Theatre: The club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English