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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility Programming

Orientation sessions for teaching assistants


TA orientations organized by the Faculty of Fine Arts include a unit on equity, diversity and inclusion.

The orientations are part of a range of professional development options for FoFA TAs. If you have signed a contract for 50 hours or more it includes 2 hours of paid, mandatory professional development.  Talk to your supervising professor.

Monday, August 29

TA orientation

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Tuesday, September 13

TA orientation

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Wednesday, October 5

TA orientation

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Around Campus


WORKSHOP

Practical strategies: decolonizing & de-centering 'Eurocentric normative discourse' in curriculum and pedagogical practices

Centre for Teaching and Learning
September 21, 2022
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Information & Orientation

Black Perspectives Office Info Session

September 26, 2022
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WORKSHOP

What does it mean to create cultural safety for Indigenous students in the classroom?

Centre for Teaching and Learning
September 28, 2022
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Workshop

Accessible and Inclusive Teaching Practices

September 28, 2022
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WORKSHOP

Understanding Disability

For staff
October 4, 2022
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WORKSHOP

Spoken Word Workshop

Concordia Zen Dens & Black Perspectives Office
October 6, 2022
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WEBINAR

The Indigenous Directions Action Plan

October 14, 2022
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WORKSHOP

Understanding disability

For faculty
October 14, 2022
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PRESENTATION

Accessible and Inclusive Events

October 19, 2022
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WORKSHOP

Building Cultural Safety

November 4, 2022
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WORKSHOP

A Day in the Life of Indigenous Students

November 18, 2022
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WORKSHOP

Indigenous Perspectives on Ethical Conduct in Research

December 2, 2022
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Indigenization

Indigenization and Decolonization share some values with EDIA, but are also distinct endeavours with their own priorities and approaches. Learn more by participating in the Pîkiskwêtân Learning Series. The Indigenous Directions Action Plan Offers tools for all members of the Concordia community wishing to redress the legacy of colonialism. 

For students, the Otsenhákta Student Centre provides a warm place where First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students can find community, support, and assistance. 

Accessibility

The Access Centre for Students with Disabilities reduces barriers to academic participation in the University, raises awareness about students with disabilities, and engages in community-building to further promote an invclusive learning environment at Concordia. 

If you are an instructor, the principles for Universal Design for Learning can aid you in optimizing teaching and learning for all students. These practical training modules can also support you in building more inclusive and accessible course materials, from powerpoint slides to PDF files, while Brickfield will help you ensure that your Moodle pages are accessible to all learners. 

Concordia is currently updating its Accessibility policy and procedures to better support students, staff, and faculty. 

Policies, Plans, and Offices


Concordia University is committed to providing a safe, civil, and inclusive working and learning environment for all community members. The Code of Rights and Responsibilities and the Sexual Violence Policy provide a framework to promote and ensure a community free of sexual violence, harassment, intimidation and discrimination.

As a way of respecting diversity and placing a high value on inclusion, Concordia also makes accommodations for students for religious beliefs, observances and obligations.  

 

 

Concordia has many specialized resources for community members facing a variety of situations.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to reach out to these resources for consultation, support, or to learn more about available services.

Raising and Responding to Concerns

Concordia values respect, fairness, inclusiveness and diversity. If you have concerns that touch on these principles, the Faculty of Fine Arts Guidelines for Raising Concerns offer information and options for acting.  Additional guidelines are available to assist instructors and supervisors in responding to an expression of concern.

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