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Better Together


Better Together is an online lecture & panel series presented by the Maple League and open to everyone. Through Better Together we imagine the future of post-secondary education and try to map out our next steps on the journey toward getting there.


Through Better Together, we reach out to individuals from across the Maple League who have exciting practices to share about their teaching and/or research. In hour-long online sessions, these individuals share a bit about their subject and then we have a lively Q&A. 

Maple League Hosts are special Better Together sessions where we bring in luminary thinkers, leaders, and educators from outside the Maple League to ignite new conversations and bring new ideas to our campus. 

Better Together runs three seasons a year: Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer. Sessions are hosted online every-other week. Sessions are promoted through campus listservs and on our social media channels.

Better Together sessions are also recorded! If you'd like to check out some of our past sessions, you can do so on our YouTube page

Fall 2023 Speakers and Dates


  • Dr. Elizabeth A. Wells (Mount A.)

  • Bassam Chiblak and A.P. Bergeron (Bishop's)

  • Maple League Hosts: Dr. Kim Potowski         (University of Illinois at Chicago)

  • Chaiti Seth (Acadia)

  • Dr. Vivian Valencia (Bishop's)

  • Maple League Hosts: Dr. Glenda Bonifacio     (Lakehead University)

January 31

February 14

February 28

March 14

March 27

April 10

Fall 2023 Speakers and Dates


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Living Steps to Equity and Inclusive Excellence:

A conversation

With Dr. Glenda Bonifacio

Wednesday, April 10th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

Nurturing Hope and Action: Empowering Students Through Lighthouses and Climate Action

With Dr. Vivian Valencia

Wednesday, March 27th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!


Thought, Felt, Embodied:

Practices for Transformative Equity Education

With Chaiti Seth

Thursday, March 14th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

No Child Left Monolingual

With Dr. Kim Potowski

Wednesday, February 28th

10am (CT) / 11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

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Filmmaking as a Model of EL Reflection

With Bassam Chiblak and A.P Bergeron

Wednesday, February 14th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

Getting to Know You:
How to connect with students meaningfully while maintaining boundaries

With Dr. Elizabeth A. Wells

Wednesday, January 31st

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

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Unsettling Our Teaching Practices:
Reflections on an (Un)learning Process


With Dr. Jay Laurendeau

Thursday, December 7th

9am (MT) / 11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

Integrative Museography:
6 Thousand Years Between Water and Land

With Lucy Gómez Vergara and Wilfrido Pérez Lucas

Wednesday, November 22nd

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!


Where Can AI Take Education by 2030?

With Dr. Tom Mitchell

Wednesday, November 15th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

Fostering Desire:
An Indigenous Perspective on Community Led Education

With Sacha DeWolfe

Wednesday, November 8th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch related documentary here!

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Let's Talk About It: 
Oral Assessment

Danielle Pierce with Toni Roberts, Hélène d’Entremont, Jennifer Kershaw and Dr. Donna Seamone

Wednesday, October 25th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

Communicating to Connect: 
The Power of Mentorship in the Learning Process

With Dr. Jonathan Hood

Wednesday, October 11th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!


How to go to the bathroom outside, why it is and isn’t a big deal, and what we can all do to make it more accessible!

With Dr. Mo Snyder

Wednesday, September 27th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

The Magic of Interconnection: Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching and Learning

With Dr. Shoshannah Bryn Jones Square and Student Guests

Wednesday, September 13th

11am (ET) / 12pm (AT)

Watch the talk here!

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