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)

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)

Launch of CIHR equity, diversity, and inclusion advisory groups. July 5, 2021. And I have a few comments.

PDF attached. On July 5, 2021, Michael Strong announces the launch of an external advisory group whose role is to advise the CIHR on addressing systemic racism, and another soon to be launched external group that will specifically address the concerns of Indigenous people. Additionally, Strong announces the launch of two internal advisory groups, one … Continue reading Launch of CIHR equity, diversity, and inclusion advisory groups. July 5, 2021. And I have a few comments.

Bafflegab from The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, EDI, University of Manitoba (UM).

I received a news alert that fall courses in EDI offered by The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Manitoba are coming soon. You can read about them here.1 I noticed that Robin Attas is the contact person for information about the courses and is heavily involved in their … Continue reading Bafflegab from The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, EDI, University of Manitoba (UM).

Upcoming Event: SEPTEMBER 1ST – VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (EDI) WITH THE HONOURABLE KIRSTY DUNCAN

The Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM, translated as University of Montreal Health Centre) is hosting an online conference: "On September 1st, 2022  (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) the Honourable Kirsty Duncan will join us virtually to present her thoughts on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the Canadian research ecosystem and how to promote positive changes. This will be followed … Continue reading Upcoming Event: SEPTEMBER 1ST – VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (EDI) WITH THE HONOURABLE KIRSTY DUNCAN

No matter how lettered and published are Ted Hewitt, SSHRC, Digvir S Jayas, NSERC, and Michael Strong, CIHR, they’re still capable of deploying empty rhetoric.

In a 2019 letter entitled, "Canada’s research funding agencies raise the bar for a more diverse and inclusive research community," Ted Hewitt, SSHRC President, Digvir S Jayas, NSERC Vice-President of Council, and and Michael Strong, CIHR President, sign off as follows: "As signatories on this letter, we personally commit to refusing to participate on panels … Continue reading No matter how lettered and published are Ted Hewitt, SSHRC, Digvir S Jayas, NSERC, and Michael Strong, CIHR, they’re still capable of deploying empty rhetoric.

Important Figure in EDI, Canada: Wendy Cukier, Founder of The Diversity Institute (DI), 1999, Ryerson University

In 1999, Wendy Cukier of the Ted Rogers School of Business Management at Ryerson University, founded the Diversity Institute (DI). 1 I will focus on Cukier here, rather than the DI, since she appears to be an important player in the design of the EDI system in Canada. Universities included. The focus of this post … Continue reading Important Figure in EDI, Canada: Wendy Cukier, Founder of The Diversity Institute (DI), 1999, Ryerson University

The University Formerly Known as Ryerson: April 26, 2022. (Standing Strong Task Force Report)

The evolution of EDI in Canada seems to have some roots in Ryerson University, at least when it was still called Ryerson. I'll be introducing the Diversity Institute (DI), Ryerson U, in upcoming posts. But keeping the story straight requires knowing that there's been a name change of this institution. And why. As of April … Continue reading The University Formerly Known as Ryerson: April 26, 2022. (Standing Strong Task Force Report)

About the Diversity Meter TM used by some Canadian Universities (as listed)

Some Canadian universities have contracted a consulting agency, the Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), to survey and report on the demographics of their campuses. The Diversity Meter TM is a census developed by the CCDI. According to the CCDI, the Diversity Meter TM , " ... goes beyond the scope of the four designated … Continue reading About the Diversity Meter TM used by some Canadian Universities (as listed)