Fall CCDI online sessions

Aug 26th, 2020

Melissa Watton

Fall CCDI online sessions

Memorial is an employer partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). As part of this partnership, Memorial employees and retirees are invited to attend CCDI webinars. Below is a listing of the webinars being offered from Sept – Dec. 2020.

  • Please click here to register for any of the below webinars.

When registering, please click on "Register as an Employer Partner", enter your MUN email address and contact information, click on "I work for a CCDI employer partner" and select Memorial University from the drop down menu.

If you have any questions or require accommodations, such as ASL interpreting or real-time captioning, please contact Tina Hickey, employment equity officer, Department of Human Resources.


Respectful ways to celebrate inclusive holidays

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Brian Carwana

Participants will learn about a Western bias regarding religion, how this bias leads people to sideline the topic, and how we can begin to correct this sidelining in relation to religious holidays.


Combatting tokenism

Date: Sept. 22, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by:  Neil Sainani

This webinar will address the issue of symbolic efforts of inclusion by propping up single efforts or people with diverse backgrounds, and how to rectify these efforts into real inclusive initiatives.


Engaging leaders in the diversity and inclusion conversation

Date: Oct. 6, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by:  Michael Bach

This webinar will explore the role of leaders and share promising practices in engaging leaders as champions and change agents.


Measurements of success

Date: Oct. 22, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by:  Deanna Matzanke

This webinar will explore promising practices in the area of measurement of diversity and inclusion initiatives.


The importance of intersectionality in diversity and inclusion

Date: Nov. 3, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by:  Roselle Gonsalves

Intersectionality recognizes the overlapping experiences that creates a person’s lived experience. Recognizing the interconnected aspects of a person’s experience and identity that may create barriers for them in the workplace is essential in the continued development of diversity and inclusion practices.


Unconscious bias

Date: Nov. 19, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by:  Renée Bazile-Jones

This webinar examines how our perceptions of others are formulated, the entrenchment of bias that may be unconscious and its impact, and how to enhance awareness and reduce the potential for disrespect that bias can engender.


Addressing power dynamics for inclusive leadership

Date: Dec. 8, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Cathy Gallagher-Louisy

This webinar looks at the role that power and privilege play in either supporting or blocking diversity and inclusion efforts and provides tips to address power dynamics for inclusive leadership.


Starting the conversation – mental health at work

Date: Dec. 15, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by:  Anne-Marie Pham

Mental health can easily be overlooked. This webinar will provide tips on how to start conversations about mental health that allow for authentic conversations and solutions to emerge.