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

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.

“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

“Micropedia,” EDI, & Microaggressions

Here is a copy of this post in a Doc.x file: Micropedia, EDI, & MicroaggressionsDownload I divide this post into three subsections: 1) Some examples of the ubiquitousness and uncritical promotion of Microaggression training in Canadian Universities, including research funding. 2) The launch of The Micropedia of Microaggressions, a Canadian initiative that has received support … Continue reading “Micropedia,” EDI, & Microaggressions

A performative contradiction: “Learn About the National Standard — Civility and Respect.”

In my previous post, Infantilizing a Workforce with 'Civility and Respect,' I promised my next blog would be about the following video,1 "Learn About the National Standard — Civility and Respect"(4 mins, 8 secs): https://youtu.be/dMIcbVOWvQ8 Comments: Civility and Respect is mandatory for all NSERC and SSHRC staff. Hence, I wonder what their frustration levels are … Continue reading A performative contradiction: “Learn About the National Standard — Civility and Respect.”

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’.

Cultural Appropriation: An EDI glossary entry versus a conceptual analysis. Or, the activist versus the philosopher.

Among the EDI resources provided by the Vice-President Finance & Operations Portfolio (VPFO) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is an EDI glossary which begins with the following paragraph: EDI Key concepts and definitions The words we use matter in all things. As equity, inclusion and diversity work has become a [sic] more well … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation: An EDI glossary entry versus a conceptual analysis. Or, the activist versus the philosopher.

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).

“Creating an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Research Environment: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention” – Canada Research Chairs (CRC)

I can't help but feel there is a giant finger wagging over me when I read the CRC's "Creating an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Research Environment: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention." A few notables: One does not "provide" mandatory EDI training. Try, "Make EDI training mandatory for all committee members ..." … Continue reading “Creating an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Research Environment: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention” – Canada Research Chairs (CRC)

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.