A Speakeasy in the Age of (Speech) Prohibition

In addition to my research, I draw satirical and social & political cartoons I call Saturday Morning Pam-toons (the idea being that I'd publish a new one every Saturday - which hasn't been the case most of this year). The following Pam-toon appeared in the September 2021 edition of the SAFS (Society for Academic Freedom … Continue reading A Speakeasy in the Age of (Speech) Prohibition

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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”

“[Harm-Related]Concept Creep”- Nick Haslam (2016); Nick Haslam et al (2020)

Nick Haslam is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. You can read his profile here. [1] The following two papers by Haslam (2016) and Haslam et al (2020), respectively, are not about EDI. But they are about the expansion of meaning of harm-related concepts, some of which, e.g. trauma and prejudice, are … Continue reading “[Harm-Related]Concept Creep”- Nick Haslam (2016); Nick Haslam et al (2020)

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

Open Science Framework (OSF), Articles Critical of the IAT and Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias is a core concept in EDI initiatives. On August 15, 2022 I posted: "Ethical Considerations of the Harvard Implicit Association Test. Are Canadian University EDI Offices Complying With These Guidelines?" You will find a growing repository of articles critical of the IAT and Implicit Bias, here. OSF, Articles Critical of the IAT and Implicit … Continue reading Open Science Framework (OSF), Articles Critical of the IAT and Implicit Bias

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”

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)

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.

An EDI glossary statement (UBC) on oppressive-isms.

Among the EDI resources provided by the Vice-President Finance & Operations Portfolio (VPFO) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is an EDI glossary. Let's have a look at the third entry under "A": Anti-Oppression. Now look under the subheading, Systems of Oppression, second sentence: "All the '-isms' are forms of oppression." All the -isms? To … Continue reading An EDI glossary statement (UBC) on oppressive-isms.

“Critical Race Network @UW Statement Against White Supremacy, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Anti-Semitism”

"Critical Race Network @ UW Statement Against White Supremacy, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Anti-Semitism," Critical Race Network, The University of Manitoba, https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/critical-race-network/statement-against-white-supremacy-xenophobia-islamophobia-and-anti-semitism.html, accessed September 28, 2022. Critical Race Network @ UW Statement Against White Supremacy, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Anti-SemDownload