Used to organize blog posts according to subject.

Pandemic & Impact on EDII

Jan 01, 2022

Tahmena Bokhari, EDI Director for the Smith School of Business, imagines a future where forever changed communities are filled with more compassion, empathy and humility

Eight “Good Practices” for Engaging in Courageous Conversations

Nov 01, 2019

Andrew B. Campbell, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queens University, shares with us a set of recommendations to navigate the difficult conversations that lead us to positive change.

Justice Is Not Some of Our Work but All of Our Work

Apr 24, 2019

Curtis Carmichael, Queen’s alumnus and a respected community leader, talks about the need to move the conversation forward, from equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) towards an anti-oppression and anti-racism framework, in order to create meaningful change.

Breaking Boundaries Through the Arts: The Power of Poetry

Oct 29, 2018

Nirosha Balukamar -fourth-year undergraduate student at Queen’s- writes a powerful piece on how the art of the spoken word can be used to create connections and understandings.

Being Who You Are, Inside and Out

Jun 01, 2018

Erin LeBlanc, Director, Strategic Program Development & Accreditation at the Smith School of Business and Queen’s alumnae, discusses themes of identity, authentic self, and belonging.

Knowing Who You Are

Apr 30, 2018

Ann Deer, Indigenous Recruitment and Support Coordinator in the Faculty of Law and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, discusses her experiences of being Indigenous within western education systems.

Reflecting on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mar 21, 2018

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Queen’s University Equity Office. Anniversaries provide us with a good time to celebrate as well as engage in critical reflections on our mandate and progress.

The Appeals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jan 18, 2018

Dr. Gurjit Sandhu, a Queen’s alumna and faculty member in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan. In this piece, Dr. Sandhu reflects upon the meanings of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Welcoming and Belonging: A Kanien’kehá:ka Model of Inclusion

Dec 13, 2017

We hear from Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill), Director of Indigenous Initiatives at Queen’s University. In this piece, the themes of connection, community and welcome are explored.

Privilege and Defensiveness: Unlearning in Order to Learn

Sep 30, 2017

In our first blog piece for 2017-2018 we hear from Queen’s alum, Mike Young. In his piece, Mike passionately discusses privilege, anger and courageous compassion.

Strengthening Community by Embracing Diversity

Jun 06, 2016

In this piece, Mona describes her experience of growing up in Kingston and the resiliency of the community that surrounds her.

Transitioning in Student Government

Apr 11, 2016

TK bravely and honestly discusses transitions and transitioning while at university.