Join Provost and Vice-President Academic, Dr. Ananya Mukherjee Reed, on November 14th for an inaugural community reception. Enjoy wine, appetizers, and refreshments, connect with your colleagues and peers, and help recognize and celebrate diversity of the UBC Okanagan community.
Following the reception, you are invited to join Ananya for a livestream keynote by Dr. Damon A. Williams, a recognized scholar, educator, and leader working to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education and the broader society.
This event is being hosted in partnership with the Equity & Inclusion Office.
All are welcome to attend and encouraged to RSVP.
November 14th, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
EME Reichard S. Hallisey Lower Atrium
Keynote Livestream Presentation
November 14, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
This session will focus on sharing some of the latest equity, diversity, and inclusion related research, concepts, and best practices in higher education that all leaders can leverage in their day-to-day lives to help promote a culture of everyday inclusion.
Some of the concepts and topics that will be covered during this session include: inclusive excellence & strategic diversity leadership; unconscious bias, microaggressions, and micro-affirmations; strategies that reinforce culturally relevant decision-making; and the importance of leaders demonstrating innovation, courage, empathy, and active-listening. By leveraging national data, introspective stories, and the pragmatic voice that can only come from having led diversity, equity, and inclusion-related organizational change efforts at all levels of leadership, this session will empower, educate, and inspire hope in all of those that attend.
About Dr. Damon A. Williams
Dr. Damon A. Williams is an award-winning scholar, leader, and educator passionate about making organizations inclusive and excellent for all. He guides higher education institutions, government, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations in their efforts to future-proof themselves by:
- empowering the millennial and centennial generations
- establishing evidence-based diversity and inclusion strategies
- engaging youth digitally
- building sustainable corporate responsibility and social impact initiatives
- closing the educational and social achievement gap for vulnerable communities.
This livestream is part of the Vancouver Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Race and Leadership. Which was created to foster holistic discussions on equity, diversity, and leadership at UBC. The series seeks to engage in critical conversations on strategic and diversity-focused initiatives on campus and inspire organizational change and leadership.