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Newsletter highlights equity matters at Queen’s

 
2012-04-19

The Queen’s Equity Office is reaching out to the campus community, offering information and resources on equity and diversity issues in the workplace through a monthly electronic newsletter.

The newsletter, titled Equity Matters at Queen’s, is the first of its kind at Queen’s and aims to be a forum for subscribing members to learn and share ideas on best practices, support programs and on how Queen’s can attract and retain the best employees.

“The more engaged individuals are around best practices the more they can do to attract people from equity-seeking groups who are perhaps underrepresented,” says Ekta Singh, Equity Advisor. “The newsletter will help the university become a more welcoming place for all.”

Launching in May, the newsletter will be divided in three sections: Employment Equity “Bits and Bites,” Equity in Focus, and Equity in the Community. There will also be a profile each month of a member of the Queen’s or Kingston community who engages in advancing equity issues.

The newsletter comes in response to an employee survey conducted earlier this year by the Equity Office that indicated there was interest in ongoing communication regarding equity and diversity. The majority of the 170 respondents said they’d like to see, in particular, information on inclusion and accommodations in the workplace. Respondents also showed interest in participating in affinity employee resource groups, which help provide mentoring relationships and allow members opportunities to share information, participate in community outreach, and support personal and professional development.

To subscribe to the newsletter, please contact equity@queensu.ca

More information on the Equity Matters newsletter and the affinity employee resource groups.

 

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