Thank you for your patience as I get this site organised. Welcome to Keeping an Eye on EDI. I spent a good deal of time during Covid lockdowns researching Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) programs and policies. Why? I worry about the possible n-th order negative consequences of the rapid, ubiquitous, and uncritical adoption of … Continue reading About & Contact Information.
Friday Reading List. 30/12/22. Includes an analysis of psychopathy and its implications for diversity initiatives and training.
Four subtitles this entry: 1)Miscellaneous Social Phenomena and The Possible Relations-to or Implications-for EDI (Today: Psychopathy and it's Implications for Empathy-Building Diversity Training and 'Belonging'.) 2) Diversity 3) Diversity Statements 4) Diversity Training. MISCELLANEOUS SOCIAL PHENOMENA AND THEIR POSSIBLE RELATIONS-TO OR IMPLICATIONS-FOR EDI Psychopathy Psychopathy is one of numerous interesting things that have crossed my … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 30/12/22. Includes an analysis of psychopathy and its implications for diversity initiatives and training.
Friday Reading List. 14/04/2023. Canadian University Student Petitions: Race, Oppression, CRT.
1.STUDENT-ON-STUDENT PEER PRESSURE 2.PETITIONS 3.JOHN McWHORTER 1.STUDENT-ON-STUDENT PEER PRESSURE Are University Students Children? Consider the Waterloo petition signature by Jeremy Moore, below. Does Moore view himself a child? 2020 University of Waterloo Student-student, ABC, University of Waterloo, 2020, https://www.change.org/p/n-a-abc?redirect=false , accessed April 14, 2023 Peer Pressure and Self-Censorship: (Student-on-student only? Why not faculty-on-faculty, too? ) … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 14/04/2023. Canadian University Student Petitions: Race, Oppression, CRT.
Critical Race Theory & Canadian Universities.
Critical race theory (CRT) is part and parcel with EDI. CRT is also at the centre of public controversy both in the US and Canada. So, for the sake of the interested public and for researchers, I've spent the past six days putting together a "sampler" annotated bibliography. What follows is FAR from comprehensive, but … Continue reading Critical Race Theory & Canadian Universities.
Friday Reading List. 07/04/2023.
Bryn, Levy. "University of Saskatchewan med school unveils report on equity, diversity, and inclusion," Saskatoon Star Phoenix, March 30, 2023, https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/university-of-saskatchewan-med-school-unveils-report-on-equity-diversity-and-inclusion, accessed April 7, 2023. "Smith said he found many of the comments collected in the report “distressing,” and noted supports have been offered to people in the college community who may read it." Conza, … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 07/04/2023.
Friday Reading List … on Sunday, 03/04/2023.
1.Three articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education: Marijolovic, Kate. "Professors are Sharply Divided on DEI Statements in Hiring, Survey Finds," The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 28, 2023, https://www.chronicle.com/article/professors-are-sharply-divided-on-dei-statements-in-hiring-survey-finds, April 2, 2023. Zahneis, Megan. "Diversity Statements are Under Fire. Here's What They Are and How They're Used," The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 7, … Continue reading Friday Reading List … on Sunday, 03/04/2023.
Retrieving Your “Lived Experience” From the Baggage Reclamation Centre.
I just posted the following on my other blog. I thought it appropriate to post here as well. Yes, the drawing is my work. - P Retrieving your "lived experience" from the baggage reclamation centre. This Pam-toon was inspired by two curiosities. I wondered how coherent it would be for an amnesiac to recount her … Continue reading Retrieving Your “Lived Experience” From the Baggage Reclamation Centre.
Upcoming! Free Online Conference: EDI and Academic Freedom.
PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: Dear colleagues, Please join us on April 20 & 21, 2023, for a free, online conference on EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) and academic freedom. Complete program and registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edi-and-academic-freedom-an-honest-dialogue-tickets-565620194227 Most Canadian universities and colleges now have specific initiatives and plans around equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). These include prioritizing the development of … Continue reading Upcoming! Free Online Conference: EDI and Academic Freedom.
Friday Reading List. 24/03/2023. Anti-Oppression.
Some Anti-Oppression initiatives at Canadian Universities. ANTI-OPPRESSION TRAINING University of Toronto. "Anti-Oppressive Practices: Power, Privilege, and Justice in the University Classroom," Teaching Assistants' Training Program, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, https://tatp.utoronto.ca/teaching-toolkit/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/privilege-power-and-justice/, accessed March 24, 2023. Social identities; anti-oppressive teaching practice; privilege; power; resources. Didactic. Western University. "Anti-Oppression Training," Workshops, Own Your Future, Intercultural and Social Fluency, … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 24/03/2023. Anti-Oppression.
A Directory of ALL Canadian Universities with Links to Their Respective EDI & EDI-Related Offices.
Notes about this directory: I am a lone researcher who compiled this directory by going to each university site and searching EDI and EDI-related offices. Hence, it's not a perfect document. But it's useful. I've tried to keep the central EDI offices listed immediately below their respective universities. Through this exercise, I was able to … Continue reading A Directory of ALL Canadian Universities with Links to Their Respective EDI & EDI-Related Offices.