diversity

Address campus racism at the root

Diversifying Queen’s population and academic curriculum are critical to ensuring that unintentional discrimination and racism don’t persist on campus.Continue...

Queen’s action group aims to improve climate for gender and sexual diversity

After committing to improving Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII) standards within the university sphere, Queen’s has launched a working group to improve the climate for gender and sexual diversity.Continue...

Supporting a culturally diverse campus is essential

When it comes to teaching students about other cultures, the way schools go about teaching them is vital.Continue...

Queen’s launches student experience survey

Beyond the limestone buildings and trailing ivy, Queen’s is trying to get a picture of how students experience campus.Continue...

Women in Music president discusses organization’s push beyond gender equity to other areas of diversity

According to its president, Nicole Barsalona, the Women in Music (WIM) organization encourages storytelling as a way to inspire younger musicians and show them what’s possible.Continue...

We need to diversify the comedy scene

Our conception of comedy is constantly changing. As the comedy scene continues to evolve, we must support a diverse range of comedians and comedy, if only because good humour is subjective, not universal.Continue...

Literary canons are flawed, and our courses should reflect that

Introductory English classes, like ENGL100 and 200, are typically composed of texts by white men. While these texts are pulled from the literary canon, and no doubt have merit, they aren’t diverse. And that’s a problem.Continue...

Universities should acknowledge unique experiences of separate minorities, not lump them in together

A story originally titled “Too Asian?” appeared in Maclean ’s in 2010, suggesting that Asian students were not only a threat to the admissions process but that if other minorities only worked hard enough, they could be as represented in university populations too. This logic is a racist fallacy universities need to correct by acknowledging the unique experiences of separate minority groups.Continue...

How the new Best Picture criteria fits into the Oscars’ diversity problem

In January 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of nominees for that year’s Oscars. In the four acting categories, all 20 nominations went to white actors.Continue...

Commentary: lack of diversity manifests on stage and behind the scenes in Queen’s theatre

Dhanish Chinniah, director of 2019’s Fun Home , was the second visible minority to direct a Queen’s Musical Theatre production since 2012.Continue...

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