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May 5, 2016 |
Every May, Canadians have the privilege of celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Learn about the rich and exceptionally diverse histories of our large and growing Asian communities from coast to coast.
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Voices of Experience: Diversity and leadership

May 4, 2016
| Voices of Experience is a panel put together by Ryerson University's Equity, Diversity and Accessibility Office, Career Centre and Student Life organization.
Length: 1:00:56 minutes (139.5 MB)
December 9, 2015 |
Since 1950 activists around the globe use this day as a reminder of the immense work still required to secure human rights protections for all citizens of the world.
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Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them

November 4, 2015
| Shakil Choudhury reframes the debate on racial discrimination, using stories, recent findings in neuroscience and lessons from real-world interventions to offer a new approach to combating racism.
Length: 15:13 minutes (13.93 MB)

A toolkit to strengthen inclusion and diversity initiatives

Toolkit

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion has been putting together a series of toolkits to help organizations and communities make diversity and inclusion a priority in their workplace.  In this third toolkit, they provide practical suggestions and strategies for the challenge of dealing with fear and resistance to diversity and inclusion initiatives.  

 

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Canada's parliament and its diversity problem

Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper

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Canada is widely renowned for being a 'diverse mosaic'. However, a newly released study by Kai Chan concludes that Canada's current Conservative government and cabinet are not an accurate reflection of our population. 

Not surprised?

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Watch: Author Reza Aslan talks Islamophobia in Canadian context

Issues of Islamophobia are in the headlines again as Western societies grapple with the ramifications of the Paris attacks. Author and academic Reza Aslan spoke on the issue of Islamophobia at the National Council of Canadian Muslims' Gala in 2014 in Toronto.

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Wikipedia not welcoming environment for women

October 26, 2014
| A survey by the Wikipedia Foundation discovered that more than 85 per cent of editors are men. Wikipedia Edit-a-thons are one attempt to address this imbalance, but women are still holding back.
Length: 11:52 minutes (10.88 MB)

Why does culture rob girls of role models?

Photo: flickr/U.S. Embassy, Jakarta

"You can't be what you can't see." -- Marian Wright Edelman, human rights activist

I can't begin to imagine life as a teenage girl nowadays. Just turn on the television, check out Facebook, stand at a bus station or take a walk in a mall.

The countless images bombarding all of us highlight artificial standards of female beauty. Studies show that these images are negatively affecting how young women and girls perceive themselves.

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Video: Re-imagining Black Barbie

Operation Maple speaks with Queen Cee, the founder and director of Be-You-Tiful Girls Club about her search for finding black dolls in Canada for her daughter, token Black Barbies and the launch of her new project Be-You-Tiful Girls Club that encourages parents and their children to design Barbies that reflect themselves.

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