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Faculty of Health Sciences Dean's Action Table on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Forum

Virtual Events

The Dean’s Action Table on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (DAT-EDI) Forum is taking place on Oct. 1 & 2. The forum is designed to be a collaborative and interactive space that will provide an opportunity to learn about the results of the working groups and about current and future EDI initiatives in the Faculty of Health Sciences. In addition, you will have an opportunity to listen to two keynote speakers: Regional Chief Kluane Adamek and Dr. Ivan Joseph.

Speaker Profiles

Ivan Joseph Dr. Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph (VP, Wilfrid Laurier University) is an EDI educator and researcherHe changed the hiring practices of the Department of Athletics at Ryerson University to be reflective of its' student body and served as Lead Reviewer for McMaster University Athletics Department & Anti-Black Racism. Dr. Joseph's visit to Queen's is supported by the Zbar Lectureship.


Kluane Adamek Regional Chief Kluane Adamek

Regional Chief Kluane Adamek is a proud northerner, citizen of Kluane First Nation, and a member of the Dakl’aweidi (Killerwhale) Clan. Regional Chief Adamek currently holds the Assembly of First Nations National Portfolios for Climate Change and the Environment, Youth and Modern Treaties. Regional Cheif Ademek's visit is supported by The Susman Family Lecture Series.



DAT-EDI Forum Agenda Day #1 (October 1, 2021)



1:30 pm

Indigenous Ceremonial Opening

Opening Remarks: Leslie Flynn (Vice Dean, Education)

2:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Kluane Adamek (AFN Yukon Regional Chief)

3:15 pm

3:30 pm

Panel #1 – Leadership Insights (Discussion and Q&A)

Facilitator: Jane Philpott

Participants: Stephanie Simpson (Associate Vice-Principal, Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion)

Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill (Associate Vice-Principal, Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation)

Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Senior Advisor, EDI)

Mala Joneja (Director, Diversity and Equity, School of Medicine)

4:30 pm

Three Schools EDI Initiatives

Facilitator: FHS EDI Faculty Leads

(Creative presentation: history, context, current actions)

5:30 pm

Artistic Performance

Local community member: TBD

6:30 pm

Wrap up


DAT-EDI Forum Agenda Day #2 (October 2, 2021)



9:00 am

Welcome Remarks: Erna Snelgrove-Clarke (Vice-Dean and Director, School of Nursing)

Keynote Speaker: Ivan Joseph (VP Student Affairs, Wilfred Laurier University)

10:15 am


10:30 am

DAT-EDI Working Groups Recommendations Session #1

Outreach and Summer Programs

EDI for Admissions

EDI Curriculum across FHS

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

DAT-EDI Working Groups Recommendations Session #2

Recruitment, Retention, and Mentorship

Professional Development

Research and EDI

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

DAT-EDI Working Groups Recommendations Session #3

Culture and Community

Final Reflections

3:45 pm


4:00 pm

Panel #2 – Call to Action and Learner Insights (Discussion and Q&A)

Facilitator: Aquila Akingbade

Participants: Learners from DAT-EDI

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks:

Discuss Next Steps for FHS EDI Strategic Plan

Indigenous Ceremonial Closing

Event Details

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