Winter 2019 Education Program

We are really excited to share our Winter 2019 Education Program with you. All registrations are currently open!

Unconscious Bias
Date/Time: Feb 6, 1:00—3:00 pm
Description: Biases are short cuts that assist our brains with making sense of the world.  At the same time, they can also hinder our ability to be fair and objective, despite our best intentions.  During this two-hour introductory workshop, you will be introduced to different types of biases; how they develop and are reinforced; and, strategies you can use to minimize them.  

Bullying in the Workplace
Date/Time: Feb 27, 1:00—3:00 pm
Description: February 27 is Pink Shirt Day ( and educational institutions across Canada will wear pink in support of anti-bullying programs.  Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, social media, and on the internet.  We hope you will wear a pink shirt on February 27 and join us for a presentation and conversation about bullying in the workplace. 

EDI Table Talk: Understanding Social Location
Date/Time: March 6, 1:00—2:00 pm
Description: EDI Table Talks are informal conversations about topics related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  The Understanding Social Location table talk will provide the opportunity to explore how we perceive and interact with others. Topics may include: understanding how our identities influence our perceptions; creating social location maps; exploring power dynamics; or, other topics that emerge during the conversation.   

Inclusion in the Workplace
Date/Time: April 24, 1:00—3:00 pm
Description: The University of Alberta Institutional Strategic Plan, identifies “Build a diverse, inclusive community of exceptional students, faculty, and staff from Alberta, Canada, and the world” as a strategic goal (For the Public Good).  To assist with the pursuit of this goal, our workshop will engage participants in a conversation to explore what it means to be inclusive and to have inclusive practices. Through interactive activities and thoughtful discussion, we will unpack what inclusion means. Together, we will answer the question: How do we engage with difference to create inclusive, innovative, and dynamic team environments? This session will offer practical tools and ideas to be more inclusive in thought and action.


Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Human Resource Services is pleased have an institutional partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). We encourage you to access the employer partner benefits as you seek to create respectful and inclusive workplaces.

A selection of employer partner benefits include:

  • Unlimited access to live and interactive webinars that feature topics on diversity and inclusion.
  • Unlimited attendance at their Community of Practice (COP) events.
  • Access to the annual D&I: The UnConference. NOTE: We are given 4 free passes a year, if you would like a pass for an upcoming UnConference, please contact
  • Unlimited access to the online Knowledge Repository, curated with 600+ documents, reports, toolkits, templates and other content for people engaged with diversity and inclusion in Canada. NOTE: For access to the knowledge repository, email and provide your ccid, they will respond with a login and password for the knowledge repository. 

If you would like more information, please contact