Diversity Action Group

VIU Faculty Members: John Lepage, Bryan Webber, Lisa Lewis, Toni Smith, Laura Suski, Louis Mattar and Rita Gower

Fall 2014 Activity

Members have been working on leveraging diversity in own classroom. They recognize the need to broaden the conversation to approach the topic of diversity in a more institution-wide endeavour. They also recognize certain programs are already active in working with diversity while others need to move on existing needs. They feel diversity is acknowledged and understood but not actively included in course planning and development in many programs.

 

Spring 2015 Activity

The members are going to start by gathering info in teams and visit department/faculties, beginning with Toni and Louis who were the speakers at the January 29th Breakfast Club event in Cowichan. This session will be video-taped.

The intent then with the group is to take their experience on tour in addition to seeking information from faculty to build a collection of best practices. They plan to create a way to showcase this information once gathered and collated.  In the meantime, their own blog will communicate learning and progress throughout the term.