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Panel: Creating an anti-racist university

Plan to attend the event presented by UM’s EDI community of practice

September 15, 2021 — 

The UM Community of Practice for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) will present a panel discussion called  “Creating an Anti-racist University” on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Participating in the discussion are:

  • Ms. Naomi Andrew, Vice-President (Administration)
  • Dr. Duane Brothers, UM Board of Governors Alumni Representative
  • Dr. Tina Chen, Distinguished Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts
  • Dr. Catherine Cook, Vice-President (Indigenous)

If you are interested in attending this event or if you would like to become a member the UM’s EDI Community of Practice, please email: Funmi Owoade at Funmi [dot] Owoade [at] umanitoba [dot] ca


You may also be interested in continuing the conversation this fall on how to dismantle racism. This workshop is led by Valerie Williams, EDI facilitator, human resources.

There are two “Dismantling racism” sessions to choose from:

September 28, 2021, 9am – noon


November 15, 2021, 9am – noon

To register, please visit: LODReg


More about UM’s EDI community of practice

The vision of the EDI community of practice is to bring together UM employees and students to foster an inclusive campus.

Initiated in spring 2021, the EDI community of practice has close to 200 members to date, all interested in advancing EDI in our community. The goal of the group is to explore EDI best practices and to facilitate group discussion around the difficult issues. The top priority of the group is an anti-racism strategy for UM.

One recommendation of the final report by the President’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is to develop an anti-racism strategy that encompasses prevention (including education) and processes to address racism when experienced. The extent to which the RWLE policy and procedure is effective in addressing racism will also be evaluated.

Read more about the UM’s EDI community of practice.

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