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)

“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

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.

SSHRC: Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative. And a few comments on its terminology.

Most of SSHRC's call for applications for its 2021 Race, Gender and Diversity (RGD) Initiative1 funding competition is word salad. But I'll try to summarize the Initiative as follows. This grant funds a collaborative project between one university and one or more community organizations which will address systemic barriers and discrimination experienced by members of … Continue reading SSHRC: Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative. And a few comments on its terminology.

The Diversity Institute (DI)

I've posted about Ryerson University's name change (April 26, 2022) to Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). And I've posted about Wendy Cukier, founder of the Diversity Institute (DI) which is embeded in the Ted Rogers School of Management at TMU. So, let's have a look at TMU's (aka Ryseron's) Diversity Institute (DI). From the Main Content … Continue reading The Diversity Institute (DI)

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)

Capilano Students’ Union donates over $80,000 to Capilano University Foundation to support student diversity and inclusion

"This contribution will fund the creation and ongoing distribution of financial aid to support Black students, T2SNB (trans, Two-Spirit, and non-binary) students, disabled students, and students who demonstrate leadership working towards a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive university. The donation follows a previous CSU contribution of over $51,000 that continues to fund the CSU Engagement … Continue reading Capilano Students’ Union donates over $80,000 to Capilano University Foundation to support student diversity and inclusion