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2019-2020 Equity and Inclusion Champion Training

In an effort to ensure that equity and inclusion issues remain a central consideration in decision making at all levels within the Faculty of Engineering, the role of Equity and Inclusion Champion is required on all Faculty standing and operating committees for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each department is also required to identify an Equity and Inclusion Champion for at least three committees.



Vilma Rossi, Senior Manager, Equity and Inclusion Office

May-Marie Duwai-Sowa, Employment Equity Specialist

Dr. Kim Jones, Chair, Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) and Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Learning Objectives:

    • To differentiate between diversity, inclusion and equity
    • To discuss the campus context and emerging issues
    • To increase awareness of educational opportunities and supportive resources
    • To engage in conversations related to diversity, equity and inclusion as part of a continuous learning journey


  1. Land Acknowledgement
  2. Welcome and Introductory Round
  3. Campus Context
    1. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework, Dr. Arig al Shaibah
    2. New Equity and Inclusion Champion Program
  4. Provincial Legislation & University Policy
    1. Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination
    2. Employment Equity Legislation
  5. What Issues May Come Up in the Workplace, Lab and Classroom (brief open discussion):  
  6. Current education/training opportunities on campus
  7. Intake Offices and Campus Resources
  8. Wrap-Up

Who should attend?  All faculty and staff are welcome to attend, however, individuals who have been appointed to serve as an Equity and Inclusion Champion on a departmental or Faculty committee during the 2019-20 academic year will be given priority.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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