“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

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“‘Much more needed’ to combat racism and improve diversity in Canadian public service, says chief [Janice Charette]” – Global Government Forum

On January 22, 2021, then- Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Ian Shugart, issued a Call to Action to all public service leaders. This Call to Action concerned Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service. On March 9, 2021, Shuggart stepped down from his position in order to take … Continue reading “‘Much more needed’ to combat racism and improve diversity in Canadian public service, says chief [Janice Charette]” – Global Government Forum

Launch of CIHR equity, diversity, and inclusion advisory groups. July 5, 2021. And I have a few comments.

PDF attached. On July 5, 2021, Michael Strong announces the launch of an external advisory group whose role is to advise the CIHR on addressing systemic racism, and another soon to be launched external group that will specifically address the concerns of Indigenous people. Additionally, Strong announces the launch of two internal advisory groups, one … Continue reading Launch of CIHR equity, diversity, and inclusion advisory groups. July 5, 2021. And I have a few comments.

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).

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.

Canada’s Research Granting Agencies: Mandatory Self-Identification Form

In June 2018, Canada's granting agencies began requiring all applicants to grant, scholarship, and fellowship programs — "and increasingly individuals involved in the merit review of applications" — to complete a self-identification form.1 In 2020, the self-identification form was revised "in light of legal requirements, new legislation, and feedback from the research community." One legal … Continue reading Canada’s Research Granting Agencies: Mandatory Self-Identification Form

The Gist of EDI(equity, diversity, inclusion): (1) Affirmative Action (on steroids!) and (2) a Brain Drain.

If I'm asked what EDI is, I think the following apt: EDI is 1) affirmative action (on steroids!) and 2) a brain drain. Here's the nutshell version of what I mean by these terms. And you might want to follow along with the "Frequently asked questions" link or the PDF at the bottom of this … Continue reading The Gist of EDI(equity, diversity, inclusion): (1) Affirmative Action (on steroids!) and (2) a Brain Drain.