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A study found disability counsellors made substantial contributions to faculty members’ efforts to redesign their courses. (Shutterstock)

How to make post-secondary study more accessible? Collaboration between instructors and disability counsellors

Pairing disability counsellors with post-secondary instructors to help them design classes is one way colleges and universities can improve their efforts to support students with disabilities.
At corporations and organizations like universities, policies meant to promote equity, diversity and inclusion are being used to enhance wealth and status. (Sam Balye, Unsplash)

How equity, diversity and inclusion policies are becoming a tool for capitalism

Equity, diversity and inclusion policies are being used to obtain status and financial benefit. It’s the very antithesis of EDI as a tool for democratic and equitable citizenship.
It’s been two years since corporations jumped on the diversity bandwagon after the tragic murder of George Floyd. They spoke about anti-Black racism and asserted their solidarity but promises are different than action. (Christina Wocintechchat/Unsplash)

Why corporate diversity statements are backfiring — Podcast

Corporations may have amped up their diversity statements, but their promises to promote anti-racist cultures without action plans can lead to greater blocks to success for racialized employees.
Inclusion goes beyond diversity by not just identifying differences, but celebrating and integrating them into daily work life. (Shutterstock)

Diversity in the workplace isn’t enough: Businesses need to work toward inclusion

If organizations truly want to retain diverse employees and have them be successful, they need to make consistent and sustained efforts to support inclusion.
Universities must be the space where meaningful engagement with alternative ways of knowing and generating knowledge can take place. (Shutterstock)

To solve society’s challenges, universities must engage with alternative ways of knowing

Through the Scarborough Charter, many Canadian universities committed to fostering alternative ways of knowing. But more must be done to realize that commitment.
Not engaging Black communities meaningfully in health and other policy-making processes has been a critical failure, reflecting a history of systemic racism, marginalization and political indifference. (Nappy.co)

Failure to include Black communities in health policy public engagement perpetuates health disparities

While policy organizations publicly claim that they want input from racialized and other marginalized communities, many fail to listen to, accept or integrate what those communities have to say.

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