Lessons Re-Learned in the Pandemic: Opportunities for Equality and Justice in Internationalized Higher Education
Congress 2021 blog edition
By Claire Kroening, University of Alberta human geography alumna and communications professional
How has COVID-19 opened opportunities for equality and justice in internationalized education? What risks do internationalizing university communities face in the year ahead? These were the two guiding questions of an interactive panel discussion that examined the privilege that exists in internationalized higher education.
Revealing problems and privilege, at home and abroad
As Dr. Christina W. Yao poignantly explained, “the pandemic was a new circumstance that highlighted many issues that weren’t really new at all.” Indeed, deeply ingrained social and political issues of Black and Asian racism, discriminatory immigration policy, and increasing revenue and enrolment pressures on universities have come to the forefront, with us watching, hoping, to see them finally be addressed.
Dr. Crain Soudier...