Jan. 20, 2021Print | PDF
In the fall of 2020, the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Wilfrid Laurier University hosted a two-part virtual roundtable series. These conversations brought together leading thinkers from across Canada to discuss the challenges of pursuing equity, diversity and inclusion in academia. Recordings of these events are now available.
Both events were moderated by Barrington Walker, associate vice-president, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and professor of History.
Recorded Oct. 15, 2020
This roundtable asked panelists to consider how institutions have responded to escalating demands for change coming from both inside and outside, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and continental-wide civil unrest.
Recorded Nov. 13, 2020
This session asked panelists to think about how we might put EDI in conversation with the long-standing Human Rights and anti-colonial struggles that have historically taken place on and beyond our campuses. Can EDI, within a Canadian context, become a more dynamic field of reference, one that can respond to criticisms by fostering an anti-oppressive and anti-colonial ethos of critical reflection, knowledge generation and practice?