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Workshops to promote inclusive teaching and learning

Online workshops presented this month by the Centre for Teaching and Learning promote the development of more inclusive environments in and outside the classroom.

Unconscious Bias

Diversity and equity have become buzzwords, but in reality, organizations — including universities — have fallen short of reflecting and representing the broader population. In this session, instructor Tanya De Mello will examine some of the ways in which we consciously and unconsciously include and exclude others. Participants will better understand some of the biases they may be holding.

It’s part of the Anti-Black Racism Teaching and Learning Series, co-sponsored by Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility and the Windsor University Faculty Association.

The two-hour workshop begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. Register on the CTL website.

Reaching All Your Students: Practices to Make Your Content Accessible

Instructors play an essential role in making course material accessible and in creating a climate of equity and inclusion. Many things can be done to address the needs of diverse learners, and in this workshop practical steps will be provided to help make course content more accessible to a broader base of students. Presenters Cherie Gagnon and Veronika Mogyorody will contextualize the student experience to highlight the importance of embedding accessibility into your course design.

Part of the Teaching and Learning Series, the workshop runs 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8. Register on the CTL website.

Indigenous Medicine Lecture

Four modules promoting greater awareness of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis history, culture, and the health landscape, the Indigenous Relationship and Cultural Safety series will share knowledge needed to provide culturally appropriate, person-centred care.

Instructors Jaimie Kechego and Kat Pasquach will present the first two in the series, each running 1 to 2:30 p.m. over two days:

  • Part 1: First Nations, Inuit and Metis Culture, Colonization, and the Determinants of Health
    Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 18 and 20
    The impact of colonial and post-colonial events on the health of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis People; the determinants of health and how they relate
  • Part 2: The Need for Cultural Competence in Healthcare
    Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 25 and 27
    The cultural continuum and cultural competence in healthcare from the patients’ perspective and how to incorporate it into the healthcare setting

These workshops are presented in collaboration with the Aboriginal Education Centre; find registration information on the CTL website.