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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.

Open Science Framework (OSF), Articles Critical of the IAT and Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias is a core concept in EDI initiatives. On August 15, 2022 I posted: "Ethical Considerations of the Harvard Implicit Association Test. Are Canadian University EDI Offices Complying With These Guidelines?" You will find a growing repository of articles critical of the IAT and Implicit Bias, here. OSF, Articles Critical of the IAT and Implicit … Continue reading Open Science Framework (OSF), Articles Critical of the IAT and Implicit Bias

Meet: Will Valley, a white, cis-gender heterosexual man and Associate Dean of EDI, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC.

Valley says he knows, "it is counter-intuitive to have a white, cis-gender, heterosexual man in a position of power and visibility associated with EDI." And so Valley has a colleague interview him in order to explain his "rationale for applying for and accepting this position." You can read the interview here. "A white, cis-gender heterosexual … Continue reading Meet: Will Valley, a white, cis-gender heterosexual man and Associate Dean of EDI, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC.

Vascular Dynamics Lab, McMaster University, Adopts an Action Plan for an Anti-Racist Lab (Chaudhary & Berhe)

"The Vascular Dynamics Lab at McMaster University  ... endeavour to build “an anti-racist lab” according to the guidelines set out by scholars in our field: Chaudhary & Berhe’s “Ten simple rules for building an anti-racist lab” (in review: PLOS Computational Biology)." View the 10 Rules here. "VDL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Declaration," Exercise Metabolism Research … Continue reading Vascular Dynamics Lab, McMaster University, Adopts an Action Plan for an Anti-Racist Lab (Chaudhary & Berhe)

May 12, 2022: University of Guelph “Names Equity, Anti-Racism Associate Dean”

The following article is a little dated. But since Jade Ferguson will hold the position Equity, Anti-Racism Associate Dean until May 16, 2024, the news about her appointment is still current enough for those interested in EDI initiatives at U of G. "U of G Names Equity, Anti-Racism Associate Dean," Academic News Release, University of … Continue reading May 12, 2022: University of Guelph “Names Equity, Anti-Racism Associate Dean”

McMaster University: “Office of the Vice-President, Research Welcomes new manager Research Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence” (EDIE)

"The Office of the Vice-President, Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce that Emmanuel Songsore has joined the OVPR as Manager, Research Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (EDIE)." "Songsore will lead the implementation of McMaster’s equity and diversity initiatives as they pertain to research and commercialization..." The second quote mentions commercialization, a topic of controversy within … Continue reading McMaster University: “Office of the Vice-President, Research Welcomes new manager Research Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence” (EDIE)

Meet: Lee Jussim, Social Psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

Lee Jussim is a social psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. Here's a general overview of Jussim and his research[1] (footnotes mine): General I am a social psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers New Brunswick’s Psychology Department.  I have served as Department Chair twice (2010-2013; 2018-2022).  I am a founding member … Continue reading Meet: Lee Jussim, Social Psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)

Here I'll just do a brief introduction of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).[1] Recall that my interest is in the EDI system (programs and policies) in Canadian universities, and so I'm primarily concerned with the involvement of the CCDI in these institutions. In a nutshell, the CCDI is a Canadian Diversity and … Continue reading Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)

New Appointments to the Senate: Ian Shugart and Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler, each an advocate for EDI.

On September 26, 2022, Justin Trudeau "announced that the Governor General appointed Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler and Ian Shugart as independent Senators to fill vacancies for Manitoba and Ontario."[1] Ian Shugart has a long history of public service, including his appointment as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet from April 19, 2019 until … Continue reading New Appointments to the Senate: Ian Shugart and Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler, each an advocate for EDI.

An EDI glossary statement (UBC) on oppressive-isms.

Among the EDI resources provided by the Vice-President Finance & Operations Portfolio (VPFO) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is an EDI glossary. Let's have a look at the third entry under "A": Anti-Oppression. Now look under the subheading, Systems of Oppression, second sentence: "All the '-isms' are forms of oppression." All the -isms? To … Continue reading An EDI glossary statement (UBC) on oppressive-isms.

Upcoming: Equity Talks — SNAC+, University of Lethbridge (Online, Public)

"Open to all!" (see poster) The first talk on September 23rd, has passed. But, three more talks are scheduled on October 14th, November 18th, and December 9th. Details as follows: Equity Talks - SNAC+, Notice Board, University of Lethbridge, Thursday September 15, 2022, https://www.ulethbridge.ca/notice/notices/equity-talks-snac#.YzRxiC1w1hG, accessed September 28, 2022. Equity Talks - SNAC+ | Notice BoardDownload … Continue reading Upcoming: Equity Talks — SNAC+, University of Lethbridge (Online, Public)