(Ex)clusion - An Exploration of all things Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
S2E7: Bonus Episode - The HR ShopTalk Podcast's Andrea Adams interviews our own Marcie Hawranik
Thank you to Andrea Adams for her interview with (Ex)clusion Co-Host Marcie Hawranik.
Episode featured on the HR ShopTalk YouTube Channel:
In this video, we talk about equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace with an HR lens. Sometimes HR is tasked with this - but is that the right approach?
Marcie Hawranik of Canadian Equality Consulting says HR plays a critical role and can help get it set up right including ensuring leadership from the top and accountability - but then make sure that the organization knows and accepts that it's their responsibility as well.
Canadian Equality Consulting: https://canadianequality.ca/
S2E6: STEAM Mentorship and Outreach Strategies with Cybermentor
Cybermentor (founded in 2001 – happy 20 years!) is an online mentorship and science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) outreach program for youth who face barriers to accessing STEAM education. The mentors—women, non-binary, and/or Indigenous professionals in diverse careers in STEAM—enjoy the experience of being a role model and motivating the next generation of STEAM professionals.
Co-coordinator Hannah Brunsdon has been with Cybermentor since 2019. She has a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Drama from UAlberta. Hannah is passionate about feminism, social justice education, mental health, arts-based community development, and creating safer communities. When she’s not working, you can find Hannah biking, doing arts and crafts projects with her family, or watching stand-up specials on all the streaming platforms!
Holliston (Holly) Logan is Cybermentor’s Indigenous Expansion Coordinator. Holly graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc in Psychology. Holly joined the team in 2020 to focus on expanding the Cybermentor program to create a new mentorship and community engagement stream centred on Indigenous knowledge and people in STEAM. As a member of the Metis Nation of Alberta, Holly is passionate about working within her community and supporting Indigenous youth in pursuing their passions in a way that is meaningful and respectful to their own communities and cultures. When she is not working you can find Holly hanging out with her dog Beatrice, crocheting, listening to true crime podcasts, and hanging out in nature.
S2E5: Interview with Steven Ngo; Anti-Asian Racism, Allyship, & Innovating for Systemic Change in Police Reporting
Steven Ngo is a Vancouver-based lawyer who specializes in business and technology. He serves on the board of various organizations that advocate for equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the broader community. Steven is also a social entrepreneur and is the founder of Beyond the A, Living Room Series, and Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Western).
Currently, he is working on making reporting anti-Asian hate crimes to the police more accessible.
In the News:
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/what-if-you-don-t-speak-chinese-vancouver-man-faces-challenges-while-reporting-a-hate-crime-against-him-1.5391054 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-bc-asian-hate-crime-reporting-victims-raising-money-1.6010230https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-asian-canadian-community-tackling-difficulties-in-filing-hate/Asian Heritage Month
S2E4: Transgender Inclusion, Uplifting LGBTQ+ Voices, and Building Bridges between Communities with James Demers
James Demers (He/Him) has worked as a professional facilitator and LGBTQ diversity educator for 9 years and as a community builder for 14 years. Working across a variety of sectors in Treaty 7 Territory (Mo'kinsis) and around the world. He is also a trans activist, athlete, bunny dad, performer, public speaker, and lucky drag producer with Fake Mustache. He has committed his life and career to uplifting LGBTQ voices and building bridges of understanding between all of us.
Local Resources for Education and Support Services
Queer Education Foundation https://www.qefoundation.com/Skipping Stone Foundation https://www.skippingstone.ca/Centre for Newcomers/ Rainbow RailRoad https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/AROC - Anti-Racist Organizational Change Project/ Resources - http://communitywise.net/aroc/Calgary Queer Arts Society - https://www.calgaryqueerartssociety.com/Rainbow Elders - http://rainbowelderscalgary.ca/Calgary Pride - https://www.calgarypride.ca/Calgary Outlink - https://www.calgaryoutlink.ca/HIV Community Link - https://hivcl.org/519 Community Services Toronto - https://www.the519.org/education-training/training-resources/our-resourcesIndigiqueer and Two Spirit Education/ Speakers
Joshua Whitehead (he/him) https://www.joshuawhitehead.ca/Mòkinàn Consulting - Gabriel Castilloux https://www.mokinanconsulting.com/Dr. James Makokis http://speakerscanada.com/james-makokis/Further Education and Media Recommendations Podcasts
Making Gay History https://makinggayhistory.com/Queer As Fact https://www.queerasfact.com/Nancy https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/nancyAfroQueer Podcast https://afroqueerpodcast.com/Native Calgarian Podcast https://www.nativecalgarian.com/The Secret Life of Canada https://www.cbc.ca/radio/secretlifeofcanadaThe Unlearning Channel https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-unlearning-channelBooks - Can be found on www.goodreads.com
Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution by David CarterAnd the Band Played On by Randy ShiltsTransgender History by Susan StrykerOur Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary by Kevin AllenI’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya- local U of C Professor and artistSo You Want to Talk About Race- by Ijeoma OluoMe and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. SaadThe Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond ColeHow to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
S2E3: Coping Mechanisms and Support Networks for Indigenous Women in Engineering with Jessica Vandenberghe, PEng, MSc
Jessica Vandenberghe, P.Eng., M.Sc. has worked in the oilsands, mining, regulatory, infrastructure, and consulting industries. She holds a B.Sc. Chemical Engineering Computer Process Control Co-op and an M.Sc. in Chemical and Mining Engineering, both from the University of Alberta. Her career has taken her to communities large and small around the nation and she has sat on many Boards and Councils with stakeholders such as federal, provincial, and municipal governments, with First Nations, Metis Settlements, and Metis Nations, as well as academic institutions and private industry. As a mother of two and an Indigenous female engineer, she is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion along with Truth and Reconciliation.
She is currently the Assistant Dean (Outreach) and Industrial Professor - Indigenous Engineering for the University of Alberta, Faculty of Engineering, where she oversees a wide portfolio that contributes to the development of well-rounded and ethically-minded engineering students who will ultimately help to build strong and vibrant communities within Canada.
Unsettled: Journeys in Truth and Conciliation – the Podcast that I co-host with George Lee
LinkedIn: Jessica Vandenberghe
S2E2: REAL Talk with Andrea Silverstone from Sagesse - 16 Days to End Gender Based Violence
Andrea Silverstone is the Executive Director of Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society, an organization committed to breaking the cycle of violence for individuals, organizations, and communities. She is a highly respected community partner and collaborative leader.
Andrea is a Registered Social Worker and Mediator with a background in Judaic/Talmudic Law, having attended Lindenbaum College in Jerusalem and York University in Toronto. Beginning her career in Calgary at the Awo Taan Native Women’s Shelter, Andrea later transitioned into her role as the Executive Director of Sagesse. Andrea’s achievements include the 2013 Association of Jewish Family and Child Agencies Goodman Award in recognition of her development and implementation of innovative programming that addresses bullying, violence, and domestic abuse in the Jewish community, the 2015 Alberta Inspiration Award for leadership in Family Violence Prevention and the 2015 RESOLVE Excellence in Community Service and Research Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to creating homes and communities safe from interpersonal violence and abuse.
Andrea has implemented a collective impact initiative to address domestic and sexual violence province-wide, she has developed programming to address the systemic nature of domestic violence in under-studied communities such as women of affluence and strives daily to ensure individuals affected by abuse and gender inequality are made visible and know that they have an ally in her.
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Not only is this a great podcast with relatable hosts, but the information they share is tangible, practical & provides genuine insight into what is happening around us. The first step in solving any problem is to define it and you will get that valuable insight here....and likely more because I’m only on episode 3 😉
Timely talk, great content
The hosts of this show know their stuff, they talk about real challenges, real ways to improve and create better workplaces that work well for more people. Timely topics and great content - looking forward to hearing more!