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)

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

Please find below a DOCX and a PDF directory of Manitoba 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.  Manitoba EDI … Continue reading A Directory of Canadian Universities with Links to Their Respective EDI & EDI-Related Offices: Manitoba

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

Please find below a DOCX and a PDF directory of Alberta 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.  Alberta … Continue reading A Directory of Canadian Universities with Links to Their Respective EDI & EDI-Related Offices: Alberta

“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.”