CANSSI regularly organizes equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) workshops and training sessions for the statistical sciences community. The most recent sessions are listed here; in some cases, the listings include links to video recordings or other resources.
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Engaging in Dialogue About Race & Bias
Workshop held on Monday, April 11, 2022
This workshop was co-sponsored by CANSSI and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). The session was led by Dr. Sandra Miles of Academic Impressions.
Resources from the workshop:
- Slide deck from workshop (23 slides, PDF format)
- Virtual training workbook on racial bias (PDF format)
Workshop held Wednesday, March 2, 2022
This workshop was presented by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). It introduced the concept of cultural competence and provided strategies to help participants increase their self-awareness and awareness of other cultures. It also outlined what workplaces can do to increase cultural competence for more inclusive and productive workplaces.
Cultural Competence is the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures. Cultural competence encompasses being aware of one’s own worldview while gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews.