Cultural Appropriation: An EDI glossary entry versus a conceptual analysis. Or, the activist versus the philosopher.

Among the EDI resources provided by the Vice-President Finance & Operations Portfolio (VPFO) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is an EDI glossary which begins with the following paragraph: EDI Key concepts and definitions The words we use matter in all things. As equity, inclusion and diversity work has become a [sic] more well … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation: An EDI glossary entry versus a conceptual analysis. Or, the activist versus the philosopher.

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Kirsty Duncan, MP: A key figure in the design and installation of the EDI system in Canadian universities. An abridged chronology of her role (and EDI).

A doc.x copy of this post is available for download (an easier format for researchers): Kirsty DuncanDownload Kirsty Duncan is the current (Aug.12, 2022) elected Liberal MP for the Etobicoke North, Ontario, riding. She is also currently the Deputy House Leader of the Government. 1 Duncan was first elected to parliament On October 14, 2008. … Continue reading Kirsty Duncan, MP: A key figure in the design and installation of the EDI system in Canadian universities. An abridged chronology of her role (and EDI).

Social Justice Research Institute. Brock University. Office of the Vice-President Research.

*Note: Brock University's claim to be a "Canadian and international leader" — see my post The Gist of EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion): 1) affirmative action (on steroids!) and 2) brain drain. Pay particular attention to "(2) brain drain" regarding the competition for prestige and research dollars. From the Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI), Brock University … Continue reading Social Justice Research Institute. Brock University. Office of the Vice-President Research.

Cash Award for Social Justice. University of Victoria. “Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Awards in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.”

"The University of Victoria acknowledges the presence of dedicated advocates and activists within our community. These individuals address systemic or institutionalized barriers as champions for others. Recognition from others, including the provision of resources, is crucial to fostering an environment that supports and nurtures these individuals or groups and their advocacy and/or activism. These awards … Continue reading Cash Award for Social Justice. University of Victoria. “Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Awards in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.”

Activist Watch: Job Posting. Inaugural Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership. Tenure Track Position.

"The Chair will be an eminent scholar, political and/or scholarly activist, and/or political practitioner appointed at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor." "The University of Lethbridge’s Chair will be a founding member of the national Network of Jarislowsky Chairs in Trust and Political Leadership made up of five endowed Chairs at Acadia University, l’Université de Québec … Continue reading Activist Watch: Job Posting. Inaugural Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership. Tenure Track Position.