The Decolonial Perspectives & Practices Hub is a Not-for-Profit research and educational services organization in Montreal, QC. We are committed to decolonizing how knowledge is made, shared and experienced by creating spaces for conversations and research informed by the global majority.
We offer a unique platform to support emerging scholars, researchers and educators working to decolonize education. We encourage collaboration and dialogue to propel decolonial pedagogy as a global education.
We envision a world where knowledge is accessible and equitable. We strive to create learning environments that are equitable, accessible, and inclusive of all individuals, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background.
To advance knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by underserved groups in academia and to provide a platform for research and learning that is open to all and promotes an understanding of the unique perspectives, strengths, and experiences each individual brings to the table.
- We are committed to fostering collaboration and co-creation with all stakeholders.
- We prioritize action-oriented education, rooted in anti-colonial teaching and learning methods, with the goal of empowering marginalized student leadership.
- We believe that everyone has something to offer and everyone has the right to be heard.
The Decolonial Hub is formed
The First Event
Student Internship Program
Awarded multi-year funding
The Anti-Racist Pedagogy Project
Hub in the Academy
HUB Research Project
Registered Non-Profit Status
A few graduate students at Concordia University sought space to center marginalized knowledge and explore decolonial education to lessen their isolation as students of colour.
The event's multidisciplinary, cross-departmental, and cross-university turnout illuminated a shared sentiment for a mobile space to grow as critically conscious scholars and social actors.
Marginalized students from cross disciplines were invited to work on projects aligned with their careers and advocacy.
Our partnership with Concordia University's SHIFT Centre for Transformation is instrumental in supporting this internship expansion, program design, governance and grass-roots collaborations.
Members of the Hub collaborated with strategic partners to create an Anti-Racist Pedagogy video library. The project showcases pre-recorded talks by local community activists, students and educators in Montreal and Canada and transforms them into resources for the classroom.
We work with departments, centres and administrative groups to deliver departmental workshops using our non-hierarchal methodology, and we offer events throughout the year that include syllabus deconstruction and decolonial chats.
In collaboration with Best Concordia, our Podcast is a facilitated space to engage students and educators in discussion on topics related to decolonial education. It serves as a platform to make educational practices accessible beyond the classroom.
We work with community organizations with shared values to co-create programs that contribute to the marginalized student experience and foster new teaching and learning methodologies.
Our research unit shares the Hub methodology in academic spaces.
Accepted peer-reviewed book chapter in the Springer Nature Handbook Equity-Oriented STEM Education Research
Accepted peer-reviewed book chapter in Bloomsbury Handbook on Educational Leadership in Higher Education.
Anti-Racist Pedagogy Project Pilot Study
Decolonizing on Campus: An Analysis of Decolonizing Efforts at McGill and Concordia University.
The Decolonial Perspectives & Practices Hub becomes a Federally Incorporated Non-Profit organization that also operates under The Ivory: Creative Research & Learning House.