Celebrate the many shapes and forms diversity comes in through events, workshops!

Land Acknowledgement



Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

A land acknowledgement is a formal statement to recognize the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. The Conestoga College community acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe (Ah-nish-nah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee) and Neutral peoples.

We encourage you to learn about the traditional lands you are located on as we study virtually across Canada and the world!
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Events

Discussing Identity: Ask Me Where I’m Local

Wednesday, July 07, 2021
1:00pm-2:30pm
Join us as we watch a TED Talk by writer Taiye Selasi and have a follow up discussion around the multifaceted nature of identity, culture, and what makes us who we are. This event will take place over Zoom and is eligible for CCR Recognition.
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Stereotyped 101: An Exploration in Unconscious Bias

Wednesday, July 07, 2021
7:00pm-8:00pm
Stereotyped 101™ is a program uniquely designed to educate and cultivate a sincere comprehension of the intersection of modern-day diversity, but with a focus on Inversity™—inclusion and introspection. Karith Foster, professional comedian, and the speaker uses the perfect blend of humour, interactive audience participation, and heartfelt personal stories to engage her audience and shed light on taboo and sensitive subjects that include but are not limited to racism, LGBTQIA issues, class-ism, even size-ism and the many other predispositions that fall into the realm of our unconscious bias.

Students who attend the event and submit their CCP reflection will be entered for a chance to win a $500.00 Walmart gift card.

This event may include potentially triggering subject matter.

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International Student Share: Cultural Food Festival

Thursday, July 08, 2021
12:30pm-1:30pm
Join us and other international students as we discuss our favourite foods from our home countries, tips on finding uncommon ingredients in Canada, the Canadian food delivery system, and helpful food channels and recipes!

International Student Share is an interactive virtual gathering organized by your International Student Ambassadors for YOU as an international student at Conestoga! Join us as we share tips, stories and personal experiences and let’s help each other adjust to Conestoga and life in Canada!
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Workshops

International Transition Webinar: Let’s Celebrate Diversity in Canada

Monday, July 05, 2021
9:00am-10:00am
It’s time to CELEBRATE! We are proud to be a part of a diverse college and country. Join us and fellow members of your Conestoga International Office as well as fellow international students and learn about their diverse backgrounds and stories.
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Origami + the Essence of Japan

Tuesday, July 06, 2021
7:30pm-8:30pm
Origami is a traditional art of paper crafting from Japan. It’s intellectual, creative, artistic, and relaxing. Whether you simply would like to make shapes and learn new skills or you are interested in Japanese culture, this workshop is a perfect opportunity. Students will learn traditional techniques of Origami and will hear their background stories as well, to get to know Japanese culture and values.

What to prepare: Have 5 cut square pieces of paper ready before the event begins:15cm (6inches) ×15cm square paper

Students who are interested in joining the Zoom session, turn on their camera and show us what they’ve learned, will be entered for a chance to win a $100.00 Walmart gift card. The Zoom link will be given to you during the live event on the Virtual Venue.
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Masculinity + Gender Stereotypes

Monday, July 05, 2021
4:00pm-5:00pm
“Man up.” “Act like a lady.” Statements like these are heard every day and push people into boxes based on their gender. This workshop examines some of the ways in which gender-based stereotypes impact our relationships with ourselves and others.

Students who participate in the conversation, by asking questions to our host, will be entered for a chance to win a $100.00 Walmart gift card.
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Creating Inclusion

Thursday, July 08, 2021
10:00am-11:30am
“Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.” – Jesse Jackson

Diversity is a fact; inclusion requires effort and intentionality. This workshop is a follow up to Challenging Discrimination, and will look at proactive strategies to create events and environments that foster meaningful inclusion.

Join us to learn more about this interesting topic by clicking the link below. This activity is eligible for Co-Curricular Record recognition.
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Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Series: Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression

Tuesday, July 06, 2021
6:00pm-7:30pm
Learn about anti-racism and anti-oppression in this workshop that helps you understand important concepts as they relate to these topics. Explore the impacts of oppression and racism on different levels and learn how you can support making a difference in your community.

This workshop is intended to be the third in the Equity, Diversity &Inclusion Workshop Series, preceded by Emotional Intelligence and Managing Difficult Conversations. Students are encouraged to participate in all three to increase learning and understanding but each workshop is valuable on its own.
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Get Bizzy Dance Workshop

Thursday, July 08, 2021
1:30pm-2:30pm
It’s time to GET BIZZY with YouTube creator, dancer, and choreographer, Brandon “Bizzy” Boom as we celebrate Caribbean culture at home through his high-energy dance routines.

Students who are interested in joining the Zoom session, turn on their camera, and show us what they’ve learned, will be entered for a chance to win a $100.00 Walmart gift card. The Zoom link will be sent to students during the live event.
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Resources

Diversity and Inclusion Resource List

The Diversity and Inclusion Resource List highlights resources from the Library’s electronic collection. This list can be used as a starting point to find works by diverse and inclusive authors and filmmakers.
Diversity and Inclusion Resource List

Student Engagement Resource List

Student Engagement has created its own list of resources to help you develop your leadership skills related to diversity and inclusion, cultural competency and communication.
Student Engagement Resource List