Upcoming Webinars to Feature Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Topics

Posted on August 4, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC will host a series of upcoming webinars that focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. These sessions are designed to examine inequities and systemic barriers and generate awareness and understanding on Indigenous relations, intercultural competency, and tools for dealing with workplace racism.

Two webinars—a 1-hour Introduction to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (on August 18), and a full-day workshop entitled Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples (on September 2) will focus specifically on Indigenous relations.

The webinar on the United Nations Declaration will examine the 2007 declaration, efforts to make it law in Canada, and the potential impact on BC professionals. The Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples will focus on the history of Indigenous Peoples, cross-cultural perspectives, and individual and organizational strategies for developing relationships.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is also hosting a comprehensive 5-part series that examines diversity and inclusion fundamentals, Canada’s historical relationship with racialized people, workplace racism, intersectionality, and tools for active allyship. The purpose of this series is to provide a foundation of understanding and dialogue which leads to action.

The 5-part series is hosted weekly from September to October. Registrants can register for sessions individually, or for the whole series. Those who register and attend all sessions will be eligible for a certificate from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. The webinar series includes:

To register for the series, please visit the event page or email Tasha Booth at [email protected].

Visit the Events page to view upcoming webinars, or browse on-demand offerings through the Online Learning Centre. To suggest future topics or speakers, email [email protected].

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