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”

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.

What is the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)?And what has the CSPS to do with EDI in universities?

Why care? The presidents of the Federal Research Granting Agencies — NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR — are Public Service Leaders and so are subject to some of the following curricula. According to the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) website, The Canada School of Public Service leads the government's enterprise-wide approach to learning by providing a common, standardized … Continue reading What is the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)?And what has the CSPS to do with EDI in universities?

“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.”

“‘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

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.

Ian Shugart’s Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service. And SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR’s answers.

Word document version of this post: Ian Shugart Call to Action, TriAgencies repsond Word documentDownload *Relevant PDFs are attached for download. On January 22, 2021, Ian Shugart, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, released a Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service,1 which begins: The … Continue reading Ian Shugart’s Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service. And SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR’s answers.

Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Unconscious Bias Training Module

If you have a spare 17:29 minutes, you might work through the interactive version of the CRC's Bias in Peer Review — Unconscious Bias Training Module. If time is short, text and print options are also available. Or, scroll through the copy at the end of this post. If you choose the interactive version, don't … Continue reading Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Unconscious Bias Training Module

“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)