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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Now? Achieving Gender Diversity in Engineering & Technology (Nov 16, 2018)

On November 16, 2018 we were thrilled to welcome Fariba Pacheleh, Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, and Stephanie Redivo to discuss the following: What are some successful strategies that have been implemented in industry and at other post-secondary institutions to address underrepresentation? How do we advance BCIT’s work and establish strategies to support diversity in engineering and technology? What input and participation […]

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Community Conversation: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Mar 21, 2019)

On March 21, 2019 we were thrilled to be joined by Sonmin Bong, Dr. Annette Henry, Waneek Horn-Miller, and Dr. Harold Ishebabi to discuss the following topics: How does race show up for people in their day-to-day lived experiences? What do we see and/or not see? What are these experiences rooted in? How does harm occur? How is […]

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Two-Spirit Reconciliation: Honouring the Truth; Reconciling for the Future (Feb 22, 2019)

On February 22, 2019 we were thrilled to have Harlan Pruden talk about the many cultural traditions and practices of the peoples of Turtle Island have often been misrepresented or suppressed. The misrepresentation mainly occurred because the colonizers did not have a context to frame, understand and value these ways and the suppression, primarily, occurred because […]

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Towards a Culture of Mentoring (Mar 23, 2018)

On March 23, 2018 we were thrilled to welcome special guests BCIT Indigenous Services Elder; Mary Roberts, Words of Welcome: Kathy Kinloch (BCIT President), MLA Janet Routledge (Burnaby-North), Kenzie Woodbridge (FSA Vice President) Indigenous Education & Community (Adina William, UBC Student and Aaron ‘Splash’ Nelson-Moody, Langara) Special Presentation: The Meaning of Gifts (Mary Roberts, BCIT Elder; Jane […]