celebrating diversity week
Conestoga College celebrates the uniqueness of its students and can’t wait to engage the community for Celebrating Diversity Week from November 18th-22nd. Look for Celebrating Diversity Expos that showcase performances and food sampling, participate in allyship workshops, and join themed evenings! The week will be full of diversity for everyone.

For a full listing of events and features of Celebrating Diversity Week, check out the calendar.
Events Calendar

Land Acknowledgement

CSI President Scot Wyles will be delivering a Land Acknowledgement speech on Monday, November 18, through the college’s PA system.

The Conestoga College community would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples.

Join us for the opening ceremony
at Doon campus

Come to the Blue Room on Monday, November 18, for the opening ceremony of Celebrating Diversity Week from 11:00am-12:30pm.

Schedule of events

11:00AM, Opening Statements
11:10AM, Drum Circle
11:30AM, Diversity Panel
12:20PM, Punjabi Beats Dance Performance
12:35PM, Closing Statements

A Diversity Expo is coming to each campus!



The Diversity Expos will honour the diversity of our student population. Come out for:

  1. Engaging activities
  2. Feature performances
  3. Food showcases

Check out our events calendar

Schedule

Doon campus:

Monday, November 18
12:30pm-1:30pm
The Blue Room

Guelph campus:

Tuesday, November 19
11:00am-1:00pm
Cafeteria

Cambridge campus:

Wednesday, November 20
11:00am-1:00pm
Cafeteria

Brantford campus:

Thursday, November 21
11:00am-1:00pm
274 Colborne

Waterloo campus:

Friday, November 22
11:00am-1:00pm
Welcome Centre

Student Cultural Expos

Throughout Celebrating Diversity Week, stop by the tables in E-Wing where students will be showcasing photos and information about their home countries. This event will take place Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm.

evening and afternoon events

Drag Night

YAS QUEENS! CSI is bringing you a celebration of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent! Come out and celebrate diversity with Drag Queens from around the region. We are sure you will be slayed and begging for more.
Purchase tickets here

Desi Party at Brantford campus

Join CSI for a Desi Party to remember Celebrating Diversity Week. Bring out your friends and dance to your favourite Desi songs!
The event is, 19+.
Purchase tickets here

Bollywood Party at Doon campus

Join CSI for a Bollywood Party to celebrate the end of Celebrating Diversity Week. Bring out your friends and dance to your favourite Bollywood songs!
The event is all ages, 17+.
Purchase tickets here

Diversity Trivia

CSI is hosting Diversity Trivia along with our regularly scheduled trivia days.

Doon campus

The Venue
Tuesday, November 19
12:00pm-2:00pm

Guelph campus

Cafeteria
Tuesday, November 19
12:00pm-2:00pm

Waterloo campus

The Welcome Centre
Thursday, November 21
12:00pm-2:00pm

Live Music Thursday

CSI is hosting live music in The Venue, featuring Steel Drum Performer, Ken Lewis.

Doon Campus

The Venue
Thursday, November 21
11:00am-12:00pm

International Education and Fraud Outreach

Visit the International Education booth to learn more about common scams and fraud to protect your information! You can find us in the Welcome Centre at the Waterloo Campus from 11:00am-1:00pm on Tuesday, November 19.

aboriginal services

Stop by the Aboriginal Office in 2A601 for two activities during Celebrating Diversity Week.

Lunch Drop-in

Sample some traditional aboriginal dishes and create connections with the aboriginal community at Conestoga.

Wednesday, November 19

11:00am-1:00pm

Visiting Elders

Connect, engage, and learn from the elders of the aboriginal community.

Friday, November 22

10:00am-1:00pm

allyship workshops



Sign up for this workshop that builds off themes around diversity and inclusion to explore the concept of allyship and how to be better allies.

Together we will reflect on our own experiences, dig into some truths about others’ experiences, and talk about how to use our power to create positive change. This workshop is eligible for Co-Curricular Record Recognition.

Doon campus

Wednesday, November 20
Library Learning Lab
2:00pm-3:30pm

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Waterloo campus

Wednesday, November 20
Room IG09
11:30am-1:00pm

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global cafe

Get to know people from all around the world along with snacks, coffee/tea, and lots of fun activities! Take a break from your hectic schedule and meet some new friends.

Join us in the CozE Corner

Doon Campus, 1E04
Thursday, November 21st,
3:00pm-5:00pm.
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create diversity award



Participate in the Create Diversity Award as part of Celebrating Diversity Week to enhance knowledge and awareness of the diversity that exists among us. This is your chance to share your experiences and insights. The contest is open for submission from Monday, November 18th to Friday, November 29th at 12:00pm. Log onto the Co-Curricular Portal to find out more information or submit your entry using the form on the Student Engagement page.

Prizes include $150 loaded onto your ONE Card for first place or $50 loaded onto your ONE Card for 2nd or 3rd place.

More information

Application Form