What is the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)?And what has the CSPS to do with EDI in universities?

Why care? The presidents of the Federal Research Granting Agencies — NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR — are Public Service Leaders and so are subject to some of the following curricula. According to the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) website, The Canada School of Public Service leads the government's enterprise-wide approach to learning by providing a common, standardized … Continue reading What is the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)?And what has the CSPS to do with EDI in universities?

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“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.”

“‘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

Ian Shugart’s Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service. And SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR’s answers.

Word document version of this post: Ian Shugart Call to Action, TriAgencies repsond Word documentDownload *Relevant PDFs are attached for download. On January 22, 2021, Ian Shugart, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, released a Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service,1 which begins: The … Continue reading Ian Shugart’s Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service. And SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR’s answers.

Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Unconscious Bias Training Module

If you have a spare 17:29 minutes, you might work through the interactive version of the CRC's Bias in Peer Review — Unconscious Bias Training Module. If time is short, text and print options are also available. Or, scroll through the copy at the end of this post. If you choose the interactive version, don't … Continue reading Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Unconscious Bias Training Module

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.