Advisory Group on
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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A 3-phase process

Mandate

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.

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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