The Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities delivers or co-sponsors a number of events to promote awareness and engagement with topics falling within our mandate.
The Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities is pleased to announce “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in a Virtual World” coming Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This introductory live and interactive program will review EDI successes and opportunities on campus as we continue transitioning to new ways of being, working, learning and researching in an online environment. We will also examine potential responsive approaches. Designed with faculty and staff in mind, the session draws from conversations from across the community. Topics for collaborative exploration will include Learning, Belonging / Wellness, Recruitment, and Prevention of Sexual Violence.
Please confirm your intention to participate in this timely and valuable session by registering below.
February 6, 2020
Richcraft Building, Room 2220
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This year’s topic:
Indigenous Identity and Sovereignty
Pamela Palmater, Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University
Appropriating Indigenous Identities Panel Discussion with:
Kahente Horn-Miller, Carmen Robertson, Patricia McGuire, Brenda Macdougall
One additional speaker has yet to be determined.
Decolonizing Indigenous Identities:
Student Panel Discussion
Sexual Assault Awareness Week
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Womxn’s Centre (308 University Centre)
Sexual Assault Awareness Week will take place from Monday, January 27th to Friday, January 31st 2020! Throughout the week Equity and Inclusive Communities along with campus and community partners will be hosting a number of events, activities and workshops across campus.
For a full schedule of events, please click here.
Reclaim Your Voice – “Survivors Working Through Trauma”
In this interactive workshop, survivors are invited to engage, listen, learn, and/or discuss the relationship between sexual assault and trauma, and the need for different healing practices for diverse communities. This workshop seeks to raise further awareness about survivors’ strengths and resilience, the role of coping and healing strategies, and the need to center survivors’ voices and agency. We must continue to recognize the traumatic impacts of sexual assault and the need to make space for survivors’ healing practices.
Please note: survivors are not required to share any information, stories, or personal experiences during the workshop.
Inclusion Week 2019
November 11 – 15, 2019
Come and participate in Carleton University’s inaugural Inclusion Week series where we will explore and manifest inclusive practices throughout the community. Students, staff and faculty will be provided with unique opportunities to reflect on different dimensions of inclusion through a variety of interactive activities. For a full schedule of events, please click here.
Panel: Isolation and the Student Experience
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Discovery Centre Room 482
Students are invited to a panel discussion entitled Isolation and the Student Experience. Students at Carleton will discuss stories of adversity, resiliency, and how to navigate life in post-secondary school.
Refreshments will be provided.
– Amal Elmi, Equity Education and Services Coordinator at the Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities
– Dwaine Taylor, Student Development and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Student Experience Office
– Gowlene, Coordinator at the Racialized and International Student Experience
– Eric Tibbetts, Muslim Students Association
– Olivia Astin, Collaborative Master’s Program at the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women
and Gender Studies and the Institute of African Studies
– Cassondra Barnaby, Mi’gmaw of the Wabanaki Confederacy. Human Rights and Law Student at Carleton University
Panel: Promising Practices for Inclusive Classrooms
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Gordon Wood Lounge, DT 1811
Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee (IDEA)
Teaching and Learning Council
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values in teaching and learning, but how can we enact them in our classrooms? How do we negotiate our own respective positions of power, privilege, identity, and lived experience in relation to our students?
Join: Manjeet Birk (Women’s and Gender Studies), Jennifer Henderson (English and Indigenous and Canadian Studies), Geraldine King (Indigenous and Canadian Studies), Bill Skidmore (IIS, Human Rights and Social Justice) and Joy Mighty (Office of the Provost and Vice-president (Academic).
The conversation will be co-facilitated by Ikram Jama, Equity Adviser, Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities and Jodie Medd, Faculty Member, Department of English Language and Literature.
Panel: Not in our Space: Countering hate and Racial Supremist Groups
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Carleton University
Everyone is invited to a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 14 entitled Not in our Space: Countering Hate and Racial Supremist Groups. Panelists from Carleton University and the Ottawa community will discuss how to raise awareness on hate crimes in Canada, share ideas on prevention and how to support impacted communities.
– Michael F. Charles, University Advisor on Equity and Inclusive Communities and Director of Equity and Inclusive Communities
– Brian Billings, Director of Campus Safety Services
– Amira Elghawaby | Founding Board Member, Canadian Anti-Hate Network
– Dillion Black | Expert Committee Member, National Expert Committee on Countering Radicalization to Violence
– Councillor Rawlson King | Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe