This is an introductory workshop to help students, faculty and staff develop greater understandings of 2SLGBTQ+ identities; gain knowledge about protected rights; and,  identify and explore barriers to develop and foster actions that create a more welcoming campus environment and offer meaningful and relevant support.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Introductory

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Recognizing Emancipation Day

Following years of campaigning by Black lawmakers and community advocates, in 2021, the government of Canada federally recognized August 1, as Emancipation Day, and the month of August, as Emancipation Month.

While it was less than 200 years ago, in 1834, that the British Empire ended the practice of slavery in the former British colonies, which included Canada, many Canadians are unaware that Black and Indigenous peoples were once enslaved here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Asian Heritage Month


May 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Senate of Canada’s Declaration of May as Asian Heritage Month, a motion tabled by the Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, the first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada.

The training is for those looking for an introductory-Intermediate overview of Muslim practices, understanding implicit biases associated with Islam and Muslims, and developing a foundational understanding of Islamophobia and developing a nuanced framework to counter it.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Introductory - Intermediate