Diversity and inclusion

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Durham College promotes respect, and maintains and advocates for an inclusive campus for all employees and students regardless of race, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expressions, marital or family status, ethnic background, socio-economic class, ability or sexual orientation.

We offer extensive programming and support to ensure that all employees and students on campus feel welcomed and supported.

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    June 2022

  • Pride Picnic!
    • 12:30 PM — 1:30 PM
    In-person Oshawa Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N.
    Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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    Happy Pride! Since its inception following the Stonewall Riots in 1969, Pride has always been more than a celebration. Pride continues to be a demonstration that commemorates the pain and loss experienced by diverse members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+, and highlights the continued importance of resisting various forms of transphobia and homophobia. On June 1, Durham College (DC) will partner with Ontario Tech University to host the inaugural raising of the Progressive Pride flag. The Progressive Pride flag is a visible…

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  • Affirming 2SLGBTQIA Language
    • 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Do you want to be respectful of people’s identities but struggle to navigate pronoun and identity norms? Join ACDR’s Nathan Barnett and Brendan Tihane as we discuss HIV/AIDS basics, sex, gender and gender expression terminology, sexuality language as well as the importance and effects of the language we use.

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  • Queer History
    • 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    As we celebrate Pride Month, learn the history of 2SLGBTQIA communities! Find out the ways our past has shaped our present and will continue to impact us moving into the future. Join ACDR’s Nathan Barnett and Brendan Tihane as we look back at everything from Stonewall to the Bathhouse Riots to the present day.

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  • Introduction to Non-Monogomy
    • 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Have you heard about polyamory and wondered what the deal is? Do you find that being monogamous just isn’t a great fit for you? Join ACDR’s Brendan Tihane and learn about different types of non-monogamous relationships, the pros and cons of each, and why they may or may not be a good fit for your own life.

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  • July 2022

  • Sex in the Media
    • 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Wondering what 50 Shades of Grey got right? Ever wondered why we don't see disabled people in romantic or sexual leads in the media? Media is everywhere, and as the saying goes: sex sells! But what happens if you don't see yourself or how you see sex? Join ACDR's Nathan R. G. Barnett and Brendan Tihane for a deep dive on representation and sex to talk all about how popular portrayals discuss (or don't discuss) the many, many ways we…

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  • Introduction to Kink
    • 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    50 Shades put kink back into the public image, but as you may remember from the endless discourse it wasn’t exactly a perfect representation of kink in real life and left a lot of questions from “How do you choke someone safely?” to “How do you negotiate boundaries?” all the way to “What are the laws around this, even?” Join ACDR’s Brendan Tihane for a discussion on what kink is, how to practice it safely and consensually, and everything else…

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