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)

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Book. In Praise of Dangerous Universities And Other Essays (2022)— Mark Mercer

What is a Dangerous University? In a 2010 University Affairs/Affairs universitaires opinion article, Mark Mercer explains "By [dangerous university] I mean a place where you'll encounter disturbing ideas."[1] In this article, Mercer contrasts a safe university with a dangerous university as follows: A safe university isn’t a university free of theft, vandalism and violence. It’s … Continue reading Book. In Praise of Dangerous Universities And Other Essays (2022)— Mark Mercer

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”

A Directory of Canadian Universities with Links to Their Respective EDI & EDI-Related Offices: Ontario

Please find below a DOCX and a PDF directory of Ontario Universities with links to their respective EDI & EDI-Related Offices. I've not exhausted all of the latter. Note that I'll be publishing one province at a time in this series. And I'll provide a concatenated document (Canada-wide) when all provinces are accounted for.  Ontario DirectoryDownload … Continue reading A Directory of Canadian Universities with Links to Their Respective EDI & EDI-Related Offices: Ontario

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)

Upcoming: Equity Talks — SNAC+, University of Lethbridge (Online, Public)

"Open to all!" (see poster) The first talk on September 23rd, has passed. But, three more talks are scheduled on October 14th, November 18th, and December 9th. Details as follows: Equity Talks - SNAC+, Notice Board, University of Lethbridge, Thursday September 15, 2022, https://www.ulethbridge.ca/notice/notices/equity-talks-snac#.YzRxiC1w1hG, accessed September 28, 2022. Equity Talks - SNAC+ | Notice BoardDownload … Continue reading Upcoming: Equity Talks — SNAC+, University of Lethbridge (Online, Public)