GLI Symposium: Languages Towards a Planetary Education

When and Where

Friday, January 28, 2022 10:45 am to 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom


Dr. Lindsay Morcom


Languages Towards a Planetary Education

The University of Toronto's Global Language Initiative (GLI) is hosting its first symposium in 2022.

Date & Time

  • Friday, January 28th 10:45 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday, January 29th 10:50 AM - 3 PM

The event features: 

  • Keynote: Dr. Lindsay Morcom, Canada Research Chair in Language Revitalization and Decolonial Education
  • Presentations on language diversity, multilingualism, and language education
  • Administrator Roundtable
  • Artistic Intervention
  • Student Virtual Café Event

To attend the symposium, RSVP by Wednesday, January 26th.
Registration link:

Full event program: PDF iconGLI 2022 - Final Program.pdf


Keynote speech: 

LANGUAGE REVITALIZATION, IDENTITY, AND COMMUNITY WELLBEING: Why Indigenous language revitalization is about so much more than language

  • Friday, January 28th
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lindsay Morcom
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University, Canada Research Chair in Language Revitalization and Decolonial Education

Dr. Lindsay Morcom (Ardoch Algonquin First Nation) is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University. She earned her Master’s degree in Linguistics at First Nations University through the University of Regina in 2006. She then completed her doctorate in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in 2010. She is an interdisciplinary researcher with experience in education, Aboriginal languages, language revitalization, linguistics, and reconciliation. She is of Anishinaabe, German, and French heritage and embraces the distinct responsibility this ancestry brings to her research and to her contribution to reconciliation. She is an active member of the Kingston urban Indigenous community and works collaboratively with other organizers of the Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest for urban Indigenous language revitalization.

To attend, RSVP by January 26th
Registration link: