With funding from the Alberta Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund, the School of Global Access is undertaking a project that will contribute to Creating a Culture of Inclusion at Bow Valley College. This year-long campus-based initiative will help create a culture that embraces intercultural respect and understands full participation through a lens of inclusion and diversity.
Guided by a steering committee with representatives from the Intercultural Centre, the Bow Valley College Faculty Association, the College’s Human Resources department, and Sodexo, the project will engage campus with an aim to develop an inclusion-based staff orientation toolkit through a series of focus groups and world cafés.
And we need your help. The project’s grounding tenet is to include staff and faculty perspectives, experiences, and suggestions. As we kick off phase one, we’re looking to recruit upwards of 80 staff and faculty from across the college to participate in one of eight focus groups.
Over an hour and a half, participants will discuss a series of questions aimed to generate conversation and ideas about how a rights-based understanding of inclusion and diversity can be reflected in orientation material. Each participant will receive a small gift to recognize their contributions and to thank them for their time.
We’re excited to hear what our colleagues have to share and we welcome you to share this opportunity with your team and your networks across campus.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-410-3406 with any questions or requests for more information.
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