September 2020

History of Racism and Colonialism in Canada

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Tasha Booth at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 1:20 PM–1:30 PM: Registration
1:30 PM–3:30 PM: Webinar
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Dr. Roselle Gonsalves
Director, Learning, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $90.00 + GST = $94.50 until Sept 10, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $99.00 + GST = $103.95

Non-Member Price: $99.00 + GST = $103.95
Anti-Racism Webinar Series
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To truly dismantle racism, we need to understand it. How did we get to this point? What are the specific details of our history as a country that have led to this moment? This webinar will examine the history of racism and colonialism in Canada, providing a contextual understanding of the difference between individual racism and systemic racism, and provide the learner with the foundation on which to build their learning.

Anti-Racism Webinar Series

The Anti-Racism webinar series is designed to introduce and examine diversity and inclusion, workplace racism, unconscious bias, systemic racism, intersectionality, and allyship. Registrants who attend all 5 of the courses (6 webinars total) will be granted the Anti-Racism Certificate from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. Please visit the The Anti-Racism Webinar Series event page for more details and register before September 10, 2020 to qualify for a certificate.

The series is made up of the following webinars:


Dr. Roselle Gonsalves

Director, Learning, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Roselle Gonsalves is an immigrant settler to Canada, and comes to the CCDI with over 10 years of teaching experience, in a variety of different sectors, and in a diversity of formats including small group workshops and large classes. She is well-versed in curriculum and instructional design, and has spent the last few years in roles dedicated to the design and delivery of EDI programming, most recently in the post-secondary sector. Roselle has a deep appreciation for diversity in its many splendid forms: from religio-cultural expressions to variations in styles of learning.

After completing a master's degree at the University of Toronto in Sexual Diversity Studies and Religious Studies, Roselle earned a PhD at the University of Calgary in the study of transnational immigrant identity, Canadian multiculturalism, and intersectionality. Roselle approaches her work with a sense of humour, and a reflexive, intersectional, anti-oppression, anti-racism framework to allow for more inclusive ways of understanding the world. She believes passionately in equitable access to support and resources. In her spare time, Roselle is a novice curler, loves travel, and enjoys a good true crime podcast!

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