Potlatch Methodology as a Guide to Transformative Learning

Guest Blogger: Laurie Izgerean, Instructor, BCIT Communication, School of Computing & Academic Studies “If the legend falls silent, who will teach the children of our ways?” Dan George It was standing room only when over 65 BCIT employees attended Diversity Circles’ Potlatch Methodology Lunch & Learn on April 24, 2019. A Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) welcome song sung […]

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Digital Knowledge Map Goes Live

We are excited to announce the public launch of the SSHRC-funded Diversity Circles Digital Knowledge Map, built to connect people and their knowledge to each other. This map builds a bridge into the next phase of Diversity Circles! While the Map was completed last Fall with the conclusion of the SSHRC grant, we needed a […]

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How BCIT is promoting diversity through an Indigenous lens

In the spirit of Orange Shirt Day, BCIT is proud to announce the continued funding of the Diversity Circles’ events, created in partnership between BCIT and the Faculty and Staff Association (FSA). Read more.

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DC is Hiring a Student Ambassador!

Job Title:         Diversity Circles Student Ambassador Job Type:         Part-Time Start Date:      Early Sept; immediately following hire Wage:               $14.69/hour. This position is up to 10 hours/week for one term; 16 weeks/term. Overview We are seeking a Student Ambassador to support the Diversity Circles project. Position Duties Assistance with […]

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Getting Serious about Deep Diversity

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 edition of the FSA Voice. See the full edition as well as past editions.  What about the implicit bias revolution? Last spring, two FSA staff took part in a Deep Diversity workshop sponsored by the BC Federation of Labour. The workshop was billed as an introduction to […]

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DC attends Fire Across The Land workshop

We were fortunate to be able to attend Brad Marsden’s workshop: Fire Across The Land on May 26th. Marsden skillfully moves participants through the truth of history and the impact of colonization and the residential schooling system. His approach surfaces the realities of oppression as well as the stories of resilience and we were all […]

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