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How flexible workplaces can support retention, recruitment, collaboration and innovation
June 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join facilitators from the Centre for Workplace Accessibility, Skylight and the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for tips and tricks on creating a more flexible and accessible workplace for marginalized and/or disabled faculty and staff members. This JEDII STEM Series session is for any leader, faculty or staff member managing others.
*The JEDII STEM Series offers regular, informal educational sessions on topics ranging from considering JEDII within your research program to setting up inclusive search processes for faculty and staff. Learn more about the series.
- Alexandria Dupont, Workplace Accessibility Specialist, Centre for Workplace Accessibility
- Michael Antunes, Workplace Accessibility Specialist, Centre for Workplace Accessibility
- Ashley Welsh, Interim Associate Director, Skylight (Science Centre for Learning and Teaching), Faculty of Science
- Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, Indigenous Initiatives Advisor, Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty of Medicine
- Maï Yasué, Associate Director, Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty of Medicine
What to expect
This session will explore:
- How can you use principles of universal design and equity to create a more flexible work-place for historically, persistently and systemically marginalized groups (HPSM) to thrive in?
- What are some of the psychological or administrative barriers to creating flexible work environments?
- What might be within your power as a manager to support members of HPSM groups to thrive in the work-place and how might this actually increase productivity and excellence
Who can join
The JEDII STEM Series is open to faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students engaged in integrating Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Indigenization and Inclusion in their units.
While this series originated as a collaboration between the Faculty of Science, Applied Science and the Equity & Inclusion Office, people from different academic and non-academic units are welcome. Many of the guests and participants are from non-STEM fields as the topics covered are relevant to units across the university.