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Advisory Group on
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Process

The Advisory Group met twelve times between January and August 2019. Members reviewed a variety of resources and provided diverse and creative ways to the Concordia community to give feedback on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the university.

  • Scan of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion practises in Canadian universities
  • Call for written submissions from the Concordia community
  • Ethnographic observations of the Concordia community on both campuses
  • Group and individual interviews of Concordia stakeholders
  • Collecting “sense of belonging” stories from Students
  • Testing Staff’s level of agreement with statements related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • IDEAS Cafés on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on SGW and Loyola campuses

Advisory group members


  • Anna Barrafato, Interim Manager, Access Centre for Students with Disabilities
  • Laurane Beyle, Project Coordinator, Campus Life, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic (Advisory Group Coordinator)
  • Téo L. Blackburn, Manager, Academic Leadership and Inclusion, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Rhonda Chung, PhD student, Education, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Lyse Muhayangingo, BComm student, John Molson School of Business
  • Lisa Ostiguy, Special Advisor to the Provost on Campus Life, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic (Advisory Group Chair)
  • Rohit Parashar, MEng student, Quality Systems Engineering, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Kajol Pasha, BA student, Anthropology and Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Jacqueline Peters, Part-time Lecturer, Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Rahul Ravi, Chair, Finance, John Molson School of Business
  • James Roach, Senior Communications Advisor, Institutional Affairs, University Communications Services (Advisory Group Communications Advisor – May-August 2019)
  • Tina Shah, Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Mark Villacorta, Senior Lead, Diversity and Equity, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Anne Von Finckenstein, Director, Institutional Communications, University Communications Services (Advisory Group Communications Advisor – February-April 2019)
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