The RDI department helps BCIT foster a respectful and inclusive working and learning environment by creating awareness and belonging through education, events, and training. The RDI team provides assistance and support to individuals with concerns of bullying, harassment, and discrimination and strives to help people resolve conflicts informally. We also assist individuals who have formal complaints and coordinate workplace investigations.
The FSA’s Diversity Circles project is a partnership with other stakeholders at BCIT and exists alongside many other programs and initiatives supporting inclusion. Diversity Circles works towards a more respectful, diverse, and inclusive environment at BCIT by supporting all people.
From state-of-the-art recreation services, to accessibility services for students with acute or chronic health issues, in-person or virtual counselling appointments, and resources that help students de-stress.
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This course will provide an introduction to unconscious bias and steps individuals and organizations can take to reduce the negative impact of unconscious bias. This course aims to help us all understand ourselves and our world better through an examination of our own unconscious biases.
We live in a world of diversity but the benefits we can gain from embracing diversity are all too often suppressed due to tensions that arise from a lack of understanding of ourselves and how our actions affect others and the work environment. This course will help everyone understand the factors needed to define and work towards creating workplaces that are respectful and accommodating for the benefit of all people.
This course promotes an increased understanding of Indigenous people and their place and space in Canada, past and present. Words like Reconciliation and Indigenization are becoming common place and are often followed by questions such as, “What do these words mean? Why do we have to do this? How come I didn’t know about Residential Schools?”. The course will provide you with foundational knowledge of Indigenous people in the hopes that as the true history and contemporary reality of Indigenous people is more broadly known, Reconciliation can begin.
This short and accessible learning resource will provide you with introductions to key foundational anti-oppression concepts and tools to embed EDI into the fabric of your lives and your individual spaces. You will be provided with the tools necessary to identify and apply a core set of EDI principles, explain key EDI concepts, discuss barriers to full participation for equity-deserving groups, and critically reflect upon the measurable effects of an inclusive climate. Author: Indira Naidoo-Harris, Associate Vice-President, Diversity and Human Rights, University of Guelph.
During the spring 2021 semester, librarians and instructional designers at W Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University facilitated a series of focused conversations with library personnel centered on introducing ideas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (IDEA) related to different workflows and functions in our library (collections, hiring/leadership, customer service, and teaching).