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Workshop - Colour-Blindness in Academia: Recognizing and Minimizing Implicit Bias


Date & time
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Jacqueline Peters


This event is free


Office of the Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts




Three workshops offer opportunities for faculty, staff and teaching assistants in the Faculty of Fine Arts to explore specific topics in greater depth and enjoy extended time for conversation.  From role-playing to panel discussion, build your skills and learn about practices that can help us to navigate the changing demographics and new sensibilities that are shaping our classrooms today.

All participants are asked to register in advance to confirm their spot and receive the zoom link.

Workshop: Colour-Blindness in Academia: Recognizing and Minimizing Implicit Bias

Jacqueline Peters, CUPFA EDI Officer

NEW TIME: 23 Feburary 2021,  3:30 to 5:30 p.m.



Unconscious biases cause us to arrive at quick judgements and make ill- considered assessments. They may lead to inaccurate or compromised decisions and an erosionof trust in the classroom. This workshop will enable participants to gain information on the role of implicit bias in preventing working levels of cultural awareness, inclusive actions and equitable environments, and it will equip participants with strategies for minimizing the impact of bias on our interactions with others. It will be a safe space to allow us to have those uncomfortable conversations through the exploration of commonly used terminology about equity, diversity, and inclusion.

BIO:  Jacqueline Peters is a member of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Working Group at Concordia University where she teaches Sociolinguistics. She is the first EDI Officer for the Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association (CUPFA). A SSHRC-funded researcher, she is also a doctoral candidate in Linguistics at York University. Her dissertation, “Feeling Heard: The Discourse of Empathy in Medical Interactions,” is a qualitative study on empathy in medical interactions. Jacqueline has previously examined identity construction amongst non-European immigrants living in Montreal and young people of Caribbean descent in Toronto, and has presented her work at numerous international linguistic conferences.  Her publications are “Black English in Toronto”: A New Dialect? (Co-authored with Laura Baxter) and “(Be)coming Jamaican: (Re)Constructing an Ethno-Cultural Identity.”

See all of our EDI programming for Winter 2021

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