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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 & Contact Information.

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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.

Friday Reading List. 17/03/23.

An EDI Pledge DiAngelo's White Fragility and Canadian Universities STATEMENTS, COMMITMENTS, PLEDGES, OATHS 1.An EDI Pledge "Through these actions, I will uphold my commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion." Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) "Equity and Community Inclusion Pledge,"Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion, https://www.torontomu.ca/equity/resources/equity-community-inclusion-pledge/, accessed March 17, 2023. The pledge originated at a "Soup and … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 17/03/23.

Friday Reading List.17/02/2023.

Unconscious/Implicit Bias. 12 reasons to be skeptical. Diversity. A paper on the lack of ideological diversity in the discipline of philosophy and worries about its implications for reliable belief formation. Academic freedom. A recent Canadian university cancelation and two articles concerning academic freedom. One provides a brief history, the other illustrates the risks scholars across … Continue reading Friday Reading List.17/02/2023.

Friday Reading List. 06/01/2023. (Theme: Implicit Bias)

Six subheadings in this entry: 1) About the overarching EDI initiative in Canadian universities 2) Canadian Universities, Implicit Bias & EDI, examples 3) Why are some reluctant to criticise EDI programmes? 4) Hunting Implicit Biases (e.g anonymous reporting and bias incident response teams) 5) Questions and Controversy Around the Accuracy of Tests, the Efficacy of … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 06/01/2023. (Theme: Implicit Bias)

Guest Post by Dr Paul Viminitz: Reduction.

Dr Paul Viminitz is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge. No one can accuse me of being fair. But were I to be, then yes, every discipline has its own vocabulary, its own syntax, its own rules of inference … Words, phrases, sentences, they all take their meaning from the discourse in … Continue reading Guest Post by Dr Paul Viminitz: Reduction.

A Speakeasy in the Age of (Speech) Prohibition

In addition to my research, I draw satirical and social & political cartoons I call Saturday Morning Pam-toons (the idea being that I'd publish a new one every Saturday - which hasn't been the case most of this year). The following Pam-toon appeared in the September 2021 edition of the SAFS (Society for Academic Freedom … Continue reading A Speakeasy in the Age of (Speech) Prohibition

A special report by Nathan Honeycutt and Lee Jussim: “The Implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Academia”

You can read Honeycutt and Jussim's report, here. 1 This report, "The Implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion," is published on Jussim's Substack, Unsafe Science. If you wish, you can subscribe to Unsafe Science for free, or access more content and support research for a very modest fee. (I've introduced Lee Jussim in an earlier … Continue reading A special report by Nathan Honeycutt and Lee Jussim: “The Implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Academia”