Social Equity and Diversity Education

5Oct202213:00
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14:30

This is a two hour mandatory training for members of academic search committees. Topics covered include:

6Oct202210:00
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12:00

Are you interested in leading your team in a way that is inclusive of all your people, particularly those from underrepresented groups? This interactive workshop provides a concrete exploration of the inclusive manager/leader, and is geared to those who have supervisory / management roles.

At end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

6Oct202215:00
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16:00

This workshop is for faculty and researchers who want to know more about how to implement EDI strategies and practices in their research projects and grant applications. It will provide an overview of a framework for EDI in research and knowledge production and show how it can be integrated into different areas of research proposals, including research content and design, methodology, HQP training, and knowledge dissemination.

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

7Oct202210:00
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12:00

How can the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) be applied through the different career stages of an employee – from the moment a candidate becomes aware of a job posting, during the hiring process, and throughout an employee’s entire time at McGill? This question lies at the heart of this important workshop for all managers.

At the end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

7Oct202217:00
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19:30

Teiya Kasahara 笠原 貞野 (they/them) became an opera singer as a teen but it took two decades to become an intentional artist. This talk chronicles Teiya’s journey from opera singer to ethical artist through queer, trans and racialized self-awareness, and what these identities mean for how they make art in meaningful ways. We are also fortunate to have the evening and the month opened by our invited Elder Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio.

Catered reception 5-6pm / Keynote 6-7:30pm

11Oct202214:00
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16:00

This workshop offers practical tips for increasing accessibility in teaching that instructors can implement while planning their courses. Instructors will discover that planning with accessibility in mind does not solely benefit students with disabilities, but provides support for a diversity of learners.

12Oct202210:00
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12:00

How does race and racism impact learning spaces? What is our role as educators in shaping an anti-racist learning environment? This interactive workshop will explore how understanding racism and integrating an anti-racist practice can shift the culture of a classroom or institution. By attending this workshop, instructors will be able to:

12Oct202214:00
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15:30

This interactive workshop supports staff in understanding what microaggressions are, how to identify microaggressions in the workplace, and the different ways to approach addressing them.

At end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

  • Define what microaggressions are
  • Understand the impact of microaggressions on colleagues,
  • Consider how to foster a work environment which minimizes the risk of microaggressions taking place.

 

To register:

13Oct202214:00
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16:00

How do you respond when someone discloses a disability or mental health condition in the workplace? What are the resources available at McGill to address a request for accommodations? How do you decide whether an accommodation request is reasonable? This workshop delves into each of these and other critical topics related to accommodations of employees with disabilities.

At the end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

19Oct202210:00
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11:30

Are you interested in facilitating meetings and team culture in a way that is inclusive of all your people, particularly those from underrepresented groups? This interactive workshop provides a concrete exploration of the role of inclusive facilitation in the creation of psychological safety at work.

At end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

19Oct202217:30
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19:30

After a two-year hiatus, join us in-person for Return of the Rainbow, McGill's Homecoming for current and past 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty. Since 2001, this annual celebration has offered an opportunity for queer alumni to return to the University and reconnect to campus life.

The event is part of Queer History Month and is hosted by the Subcommittee on Queer People of McGill's Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity, the Office of the Provost and the McGill Queer Alum Association.

24Oct202218:00
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20:00

For the second year in a row, all trans, nonbinary, intersex and gender nonconforming students, staff, and faculty at McGill or elsewhere in communities near and far away are invited to join us for this panel discussion about navigating academia as a trans/nonbinary person. This year, the panel is focused on academia in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Our panelists include a current McGill Professor, Lynn Kozak (History and Classical Studies), and a McGill PhD candidate Rine Vieth (Anthropology).

26Oct202210:00
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11:30

Are you interested in academic leadership hat is inclusive of all your people, particularly those from underrepresented groups? This interactive workshop provides a concrete exploration of the inclusive academic leader, and is geared to those who have this particular type of role, or are looking to step into this role in the future.
At end of this workshop, academic leaders will be able to:

26Oct202214:00
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16:00

Are you interested in creating a workplace that is welcoming and inclusive of 2SLGBTQIA+ people but not sure exactly how to do this? This interactive workshop provides a concise introduction to gender diversity and inclusive language. At end of this workshop, staff will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts related to gender and sexual orientation
  • Recognize systemic barriers faced by 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in the workplace
  • Develop strategies to ensure your workplace is welcoming and inclusive of 2SLGBTQIA+ people

 

27Oct202212:00
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13:15

What is art and activism and how is it connected to identity? How is it received by different audiences, across time and place. Is this connection between art, artist, and activism intentional or part conjecture. This talk led by artist Jérôme Havre will discuss these questions and conclude with an exploration of the strategy of withdrawal as a reaction to how audiences can sometimes respond to this form of art.  The event and month will be closed by our invited Elder Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio.

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