Diversity Includes Everyone: Student Panel on How to Be An Ally

Presented in partnership with the BCIT Student Association What does it really mean to be an ally? Join a live panel discussion with BCIT students to gain an in-depth understanding of what it means to be an ally for marginalized groups, how allyship can manifest, and how racism and discrimination can affect one’s mental wellbeing. […]

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Diversity Circles Anti-Racism Dialogue

Diversity Circles & BCIT RDI (Respect, Diversity, Inclusion) partner with BCIT Broadcast & Media Communications and BCIT Alumni Association on Anti-Racism initiative! We have launched an exciting project which will include exclusive interviews produced and aired by BCIT Broadcast & Media Communications with high profile BCIT Alumni on the topic of Anti-Racism. These exclusive interviews […]

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Pink Shirt Day Anti-Racism Workshop

Presented in partnership with BCITSA, BCITFSA, and BCIT Respect, Diversity & Inclusion Office. Workshop Highlights Recent events have brought into sharp focus the deep-rooted racism, discrimination and violence that Indigenous, Black and Asian communities in North America continue to face. On Feb 24th, Pink Shirt Day, the campaign focus is working together and treating others […]

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Let’s Talk Gender

Image credit: Stock image sourced from The Gender Spectrum Collection and licenced under Creative Commons. Session Overview Join Diversity Circles to spend an hour together talking about Gender. Learn simple, meaningful actions including acknowledging someone’s pronouns and understanding the basics of gender identity, to help build safe, inclusive spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ students and employees. ASL […]


The Power of Allyship: Through the Lens of Audism (Sep 26, 2019)

On September 26, 2019 we were thrilled to be joined by Kirsten Hagemoen and Jamie Finley. How do we get a perspective that moves us from just “accommodation” to “Allyship”? This paradigm-shifting workshop calls us to look at the presuppositions we have about systemic barriers while discussing how to become an authentic Ally, through the specific lens […]


Neurodiversity on Campus & Beyond: Connections and Communities (May 14, 2018)

On May 14, 2018 we were thrilled to be joined by Moderator: Michael Mandrusiak (Associate Director, Student Access & Wellbeing, BCIT Student Services) Lynda Beveridge (BCIT Learning & Teaching Centre; Counsellor in private practice) Yun-Jou Chang (Open Door Group) Arden Duncan Bonokoski (STEPS Forward, B.C. Initiative for Inclusive Post Secondary Education) Jacqui Ferraby (Burnaby School District) Cheryl […]