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

“Critical Race Network @UW Statement Against White Supremacy, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Anti-Semitism”

"Critical Race Network @ UW Statement Against White Supremacy, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Anti-Semitism," Critical Race Network, The University of Manitoba, https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/critical-race-network/statement-against-white-supremacy-xenophobia-islamophobia-and-anti-semitism.html, accessed September 28, 2022. Critical Race Network @ UW Statement Against White Supremacy, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Anti-SemDownload

Infantilizing a Workforce with ‘Civility and Respect’.

At the end of this post, please find the PDF of a webpage devoted to Civility and Respect from the University of Alberta (U of A), Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment. Most of the comments I make in the post pertain to this webpage. In their 2021 Letters on the Implementation of the Call … Continue reading Infantilizing a Workforce with ‘Civility and Respect’.

“‘Much more needed’ to combat racism and improve diversity in Canadian public service, says chief [Janice Charette]” – Global Government Forum

On January 22, 2021, then- Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Ian Shugart, issued a Call to Action to all public service leaders. This Call to Action concerned Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service. On March 9, 2021, Shuggart stepped down from his position in order to take … Continue reading “‘Much more needed’ to combat racism and improve diversity in Canadian public service, says chief [Janice Charette]” – Global Government Forum

“Universities are ramping up targeted hiring to meet CRC equity goals” – University Affairs article, May 26, 2022

Don't forget to read the comments following this article. "As the number of job ads aimed at under-represented groups grows, it’s garnering attention and generating controversy both in Canada and south of the border." Diane Peters, "Universities are ramping up targeted hiring to meet CRC equity goals," News, University Affairs, May 26, 2022, https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/universities-are-ramping-up-targeted-hiring-to-meet-crc-equity-goals/?replytocom=651146#respond, accessed … Continue reading “Universities are ramping up targeted hiring to meet CRC equity goals” – University Affairs article, May 26, 2022

“Equity, diversity and inclusion at Canadian Universities: Report on the 2019 Survey” — Universities Canada. Academic Freedom.

Consider the following excerpts from the survey, (1.) and (2.), taken together: If academic freedom is a barrier to EDI (2.), and if university presidents are personally committed to (1.) "being an EDI advocate and championing EDI principles and values," then it seems to follow that university presidents are personally committed to removing (or limiting) … Continue reading “Equity, diversity and inclusion at Canadian Universities: Report on the 2019 Survey” — Universities Canada. Academic Freedom.

The Counterweight Conference on Liberal Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion. Sept. 22-25, online.

"From the 22nd to the 25th September, Counterweight will be hosting the Counterweight Conference on Liberal Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion. The four-day conference will take place online and include pre-recorded talks from over 40 experts in the field of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). The conference comes as a response to increasing pressure on businesses … Continue reading The Counterweight Conference on Liberal Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion. Sept. 22-25, online.

 Patanjali Kambhampati, professor in the chemistry department of McGill University, defends the practices of merit, fairness and equality “in lieu of a moralistic belief in DIE.” — National Post, July 20, 2022

"Patanjali Kambhampati: My 'lived experience' tells me that diversity, inclusion and equity is antithetical to human liberty," NP Comment, Special to National Post, National Post, https://nationalpost.com/opinion/patanjali-kambhampati-my-lived-experience-tells-me-that-diversity-inclusion-and-equity-is-antithetical-to-human-liberty, accessed July 20, 2022. Kambhampati says, "What’s needed are more people who are willing to take a stand against an ideology [EDI] that’s being forced upon them in what … Continue reading  Patanjali Kambhampati, professor in the chemistry department of McGill University, defends the practices of merit, fairness and equality “in lieu of a moralistic belief in DIE.” — National Post, July 20, 2022

Opinion piece by Dr. Debra Soh criticising DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) in academia.

Category: News The following opinion article is a little bit dated, but pertinent to the purpose of this site. Debra Soh,"Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives do not belong in academia," Opinion, Special to the Globe and Mail, The Globe and Mail, May 4, 2021, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-initiatives-do-not-belong-in-academia/, accessed July 20, 2022. About Dr. Soh: Dr. Soh's Website: … Continue reading Opinion piece by Dr. Debra Soh criticising DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) in academia.

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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.