Celebrating Diversity Week Returns on July 5-9, 2021

In the meantime, take a look at what we had to offer last semester!

Diversity comes in many shapes and forms, so take the time this week to celebrate diversity with events, workshops, resources and our contest!

Land Acknowledgement



Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

For those who do not know what a land acknowledgement is, it 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 all study virtually across Canada and the world!
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Events

Haus of Quartz Drag Show

Haus of Quartz Drag Show

Tuesday, March 2 in The Virtual Venue at 7:00pm

Join us for a fun-filled night with the Haus of Quartz Drag Show, featuring, Crystal Quartz, Frisky Business, Mary Snow, Miss Drew, and Ultra Violet!

We will also be giving away a $50 President’s Choice Gift Card for participating in the chat during the event!

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#MakeItAwkward with Jesse Lipscombe

#MakeItAwkward with Jesse Lipscombe

Wednesday, March 3 in the Virtual Venue at 7:00pm

Jesse will connect and relate how to incorporate the #MakeItAwkward mantra into your life. Change is never easy and being a part of it will often feel uncomfortable. Jesse will drive home how important the little things are. You will discover how small micro-aggressions have created a dangerous and unsafe landscape for many marginalized individuals. In addition, you will leave empowered to know that YOU are the change-maker we have all been waiting for.

Participate in the chat for a chance to win a $50 President’s Choice gift card and complete your CCP Reflection for a chance to win a $500 President’s Choice gift card!
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CSI Live: Keonte Beals

CSI Live: Keonte Beals

Thursday, March 4 in The Virtual Venue at 1:00pm

Keonte’s work describes his experiences of being a young, successful black man in today’s society. Having to be solid and strong despite the pressures of society. Toxic masculinity that is more of a brand rather than a character trait. His album ‘KING’ doesn’t describe himself as being king, but rather using the term as a figure of speech to symbolize the rock of a crumbling empire – the rock being himself and the empire being mental health, stigma, police brutality, showing emotion and expressing love.

Participate in the chat throughout the event and you will be entered for a chance to win a $50.00 President’s Choice Gift Card.

Watch Live in The Virtual Venue

Talent Showcase

Dances of the World Talent Showcase

Friday, March 5 in The Virtual Venue at 10:00am

Join us in the Virtual Venue for a Celebrating Diversity edition of our Talent Showcase where we learn some dances from around the world brought to you by your fellow Condors!

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International Women's Day Panel

International Women’s Day Panel

Friday, March 5 through Zoom at 11:00am

This year, the theme for International Women’s day is Choose to Challenge; the idea that from challenge, comes change. Join us for an interactive panel focusing on Community Responses to Intimate Partner Violence: Supporting Safe and Inclusive Communities. You will hear from panellists who work in the Conestoga College community, and also off-campus community service organizations.

  • Amanda Levine: Chapter Director of the Waterloo Region chapter of Shelter Movers
  • Jessica Almeida: Outreach Support Worker at Women’s Crisis Services
  • Christine Glogovic: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator

Sign-up on the CCP to receive a Zoom link the day of the event to join.
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Workshops

Transition Webinar: Let's Celebrate Diversity in Canada

International Transition Webinar: Lets Celebrate Diversity in Canada

Monday, March 1 at 9:00am

It’s time to CELEBRATE! We are proud to be a part of a diverse college and country. Join us and fellow international students to learn about each others’ diverse backgrounds and stories.

International Transition Webinars are informative! Get the information you need to know about important topics essential for your successful transition to Conestoga!
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Anti-Racism + Anti-Oppression

Anti-Racism + Anti-Oppression

Thursday, March 4 at 11:00am

Details: Learn about anti-racism and anti-oppression in this workshop that helps you understand the historical significance and impact of racism as it relates to people’s current experiences and daily lives. Learn how you can support making a difference in your community.
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Creating Inclusion

Creating Inclusion

Monday, March 1 at 10:30am

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.
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International Student Share: Proud to be Diverse

International Student Share: Proud to be Diverse

Thursday, March 4 at 12:30pm

Join us and other international students as we celebrate our diversity stories and discuss what ‘diversity’ means to you!

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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Resources

Diversity & Inclusion Resource List

In honour of Celebrating Diversity Week, the Conestoga Library has selected resources from its collection to highlight works created by diverse and inclusive authors and filmmakers. The lists contained in this guide connect users to a select number of eBooks and streaming videos available through the Library website and can be used as a starting point for finding more works by diverse and inclusive creators.
Diversity & 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