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Introduction to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Professional Development and Learning Series

Event Details

Professional Development Opportunities

Date: June 23, 2020

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday June 23, 2020: 1:30pm – 3:00pm EDT

Introduction to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB)

 As our campuses become ever more diverse, increasing our knowledge and skills with respect to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) enables us to work respectfully and effectively with all students, staff, and faculty.  Participants will learn the details of legislation, best practices, and language that pertains to diversity in a lab or research group. Participants will be asked to self-reflect on their own social identity, be asked to consider themselves as EDIB practitioners and consider how they might affect change within themselves, their departments, and the institution at large.

Presenter: Heidi Penning (Equity Advisor, Queen’s University Human Rights and Equity Office) – Heidi Penning contributes to the oversight function of the Equity Office regarding the University’s compliance and commitment to achieving equity throughout the Queen’s community. She holds a Professional Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University. Heidi brings with her over a decade of experience about the way that public policy, human behaviour, and community realities intersect to create sustainable and positive change for equity-seeking groups so they can live, work, and play with dignity in their communities.