The Advisory Group on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion conducted the Phase 1 of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion conversation at Concordia.
The mandate of the Advisory Group was to consult the Concordia University community about processes and existing practices, needs and suggestions, related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
The Advisory Group developed a set of priorities and recommendations for advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in all aspects of life at Concordia, with the goal of coordinating and enhancing ongoing initiatives.
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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