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Reactions To #COVID19 Threaten Gains In Diversity, Inclusion And Belonging.

This thread explores numerous issues related to the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education, as well as challenges of growing these areas. 

Some of the issues include 

  • Why we need diversity in leadership in this time of crisis
  • Teaching Remotely: Challenges to Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Racism in times of Covid-19
  • Inequity in the Academic Pipeline

Read it: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1244989594187124740.html

Canadian Survey on Disability Report: The Dynamics of Disability: Progressive, Recurrent or Fluctuating Limitations

Statistics Canada released Dynamics of Disability: Progressive, Recurrent or Fluctuating Limitations, a new report based on the Canadian Survey on Disability on December 3, 2019, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The report challenges mainstream understandings of disability as stable and permanent by emphasizing how the lived experiences of people with disabilities illustrate complex dynamics of disability, including progressive, recurrent or fluctuating limitations. 

Partnership Engage Research Grant - Storied Lives: shifting perspectives on poverty

The Live Work Well Research Centre and the Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination have been awarded a one-year Partnership Engage Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The research project titled Storied Lives: shifting perspectives on poverty, will develop a collection of composite stories of those living in poverty in the Guelph-Wellington, Ontario region.

Diverse family gathering around an outdoor table

A New Name & New Path

Centre for Families, Work and Well-being Celebrates 20-year history, New Direction and New Name

At the 20th anniversary celebration of the University of Guelph, Centre for Families Work and Well-being held last night, it was announced that the Centre would be taking on a new name and a new strategic direction.

The Centre – which was first founded in 1998 and focuses on researching and promoting family and individual well-being, responsive workplaces and sustainable communities – will be renamed as the Live Work Well Research Centre.

The City of Guelph, where the Accessibility Advisory Committee is based

Deborah Stienstra to Serve on the Guelph Accessibility Advisory Committee

The City of Guelph has recently appointed Deborah Stienstra to serve on its Accessibility Advisory Committee for 2018. The Commitee provides vision and direction to staff and Council regarding the removal of barriers that exist within Municipal services, practices and programs. 

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