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Events series

Our events and workshops address equity topics along intersections such as race, disability, sex and gender. Join us in exchanges about faculty, staff and student equity experiences and explore ways to make Concordia a more inclusive community.

Please note that these events are for Concordia members only and some may be reserved to specific members of the Concordia community such as faculty, staff or students.

Accessibility learning series

For faculty and staff

As part of the University’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion, the Equity Office is offering a series of workshops on accessibility and disability. These workshops will support staff and faculty in their shared responsibility to creating an accessible campus community.

Anti-racism workshops

For faculty, staff and students

Our two-part anti-racism workshops are held online and in-person on both campuses. In the first session participants learn about the theories that form our contemporary ideas around race and racism history and its manifestations and maintenance in the workplace. The second part looks at how to promote and implement anti-racism best practices through reflections scenarios. The goal of this program is to foster awareness, understanding, and adoption of anti-racism best practices across the campus community with foundational knowledge and tools.

Anti-racism concentric learning series

For faculty and staff

The Anti-Racism Concentric Learning Series is an intensive cohort program for staff members committed to fostering an inclusive and anti-racist campus community. Participants will actively engage in a series of workshops aimed at deepening their understanding of systemic racism, promoting cultural competence, and enhancing interpersonal skills. Participants will benefit from shared experiences, collaboration, relationship building, and conversations beyond the surface level.

Participants must register for a 30-minute information session in order to attend the series

Awareness to action series

For faculty, staff and students

This series is a catalyst for navigating the nuances of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and turning awareness into tangible actions within higher education. This series is a dynamic roadmap for the entire Concordia community, fostering an inclusive environment in a variety of educational settings through informed dialogue and intentional practices.

Black flourishing series

For faculty, staff and students

Through anti-racist, anti-colonial and anti-oppressive frameworks, this series highlights the nuances of Black lived experiences and celebrates the impactful voices, knowledges and members of Black communities across Concordia University and beyond. Promoted by the Black Perspectives Office.

Cultivating collegial connections  

For faculty and staff

Relationships with colleagues are valuable and often a source of satisfaction and sense of connection in the academy. Occasionally, these relationships are tested in minor and major ways with the potential for significant consequences both professionally and personally.

These sessions engage in open dialogue to better manage relationships specifically with colleagues. We will identify behaviours in the academic context, interpersonal and systemic, that are damaging to collegial spaces as well as some ways forward. 

Creating community: Coming together series

For faculty, staff and students

Coming Together is a series* of events aimed at supporting and creating community for Indigenous and racialized faculty, staff and students(ex. – those who identify as Black or people of color) to gather and connect.

Say Less is a monthly co-working space where Indigenous and racialized faculty, staff  and students can meet and connect in a supportive space. Register, bring your laptop and drop in. Snacks, tea, and coffee will be provided. 

Say More is a monthly lunch-time gathering with a community facilitator. You are welcome to join in-person or online. 

All events require registration.

*This series will be a 6-month pilot. Based on feedback received, we hope to adapt the series to the needs of Indigenous and racialized faculty, staff and students on campus with more permanent and consistent offerings.

Equitable hiring – best practices 

For committe members participating in full-time faculty recruitment

This session is for full-time faculty recruitment purposes only and is open to members of Department Hiring Committees (DHCs),  Department Personnel Committees (DPCs), and Faculty Personnel and Tenure Committee (FPTC).

Pride at Work

External workshops for staff and faculty

Pride at Work Canada is a national organization that empowers Canadian employers to build and sustain inclusive environments for 2SLGBTQIA+ employees and celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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