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You Belong, Equity in Action: Unconscious Bias & Acting for Inclusion

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at DC, works to support all members of the campus community in increasing their knowledge, skills, and awareness related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. This academic year we will be launching our You Belong Equity & Action dialogue series to support our community in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) capacity building. Education is a key mechanism for advancing inclusion and creating environments where all members belong. The transformative impact of education requires an ongoing commitment from members of the DC community to engage in lifelong learning, implement learning into practice, and take responsibility for continuing to advance a culture of inclusion and belonging environment at DC. We hope you will join us as DC continues to lead the way in advancing inclusive excellence. Please see details of our first instalment below:

Unconscious Bias & Acting for Inclusion

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Assessment of achievement, ability, and performance affects student success, as well as faculty and staff hiring, compensation, resource availability, and promotion across sectors. Professor Andrade takes a non-judgemental approach to outline how unconscious biases in the assessment of competence and achievements of women, racialized persons, and others from marginalized groups can derail good intentions for equitable teaching, recruitment and retention. Using examples from the literature, she outlines common manifestations of bias in the post-secondary context, including challenges to fair assessment and exclusionary behaviours. The cumulative effects of unconscious biases can be substantive, but these effects can be disrupted using evidence-based approaches to personal actions and structural change that can build more inclusive cultures.

If you require any accessibility requirements please email diversity@durhamcollege.ca prior to the event.