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Dean's Action Table - Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (DAT-EDI) Forum

Dean's Action Table on Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (DAT-EDI) Forum, Oct 1st & 2nd, 2021


October 1, 2021
1:00pm - 6:00pm

October 2, 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm


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*In-person space is limited

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School of Medicine (15 Arch St.)
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

DAT - EDI Mentorship survey

FHS learners (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate learners) are invited to complete the follow-up mentorship DAT-EDI survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather information about FHS learners’ perspectives on mentorship. This survey should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.

The DAT-EDI forum is designed to be collaborative, interactive, accessible, and inclusive.  The event will offer a space to learn about the results of the DAT-EDI's work over the past year and allow attendees to engage the seven (7) DAT-EDI working groups on their findings and learn about current and future EDI initiatives in FHS. The hope is that the DAT-EDI forum will contribute to a cultural shift to a more equitable and inclusive environment across FHS and the Queen’s community.

This forum will be offered in a hybrid form to accommodate a large amount of interest and to abide by health and safety regulations.

The Faculty of Health Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion fund brings student initiatives to life and helps to build a more equitable faculty by integrating equity priorities into our curricula, research projects, professional development opportunities and our culture.

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph (VP, Wilfrid Laurier University) is an EDI educator and researcherHe changed the hiring practices of the Department of Athletics at Ryerson University to be reflective of its' student body and served as Lead Reviewer for McMaster University Athletics Department & Anti-Black Racism.
Dr. Joseph's visit to Queen's is supported by the Zbar Lectureship.

Regional Chief Kluane Adamek

Regional Chief Kluane Adamek

Regional Chief Kluane Adamek is a proud northerner, citizen of Kluane First Nation, and a member of the Dakl’aweidi (Killerwhale) Clan. Regional Chief Adamek currently holds the Assembly of First Nations National Portfolios for Climate Change and the Environment, Youth and Modern Treaties.
Regional Cheif Ademek's visit is supported by The Susman Family Lecture Series.


DAT-EDI Forum Agenda Day #1 (October 1st, 2021)






Indigenous Ceremonial Opening

Opening Remarks: Leslie Flynn (Vice Dean, Education)


Introduction: Jane Philpott (Dean)

Keynote Speaker: Kluane Adamek (AFN Yukon Regional Chief)




Panel #1 – Leadership Insights (Discussion and Q&A)

Facilitator: Jane Philpott

Participants: Stephanie Simpson (Associate Vice-Principal, Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion), Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill (Associate Vice-Principal, Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation), Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Senior Advisor, EDI), Mala Joneja (Director, Diversity and Equity, SOM)


Three Schools EDI Initiatives

Facilitator: FHS EDI Faculty Leads


Artistic Performance

Yessica Rivera Belsham


Wrap up


DAT-EDI Forum Agenda Day #2 (October 2nd, 2021)






Introduction – Erna Snelgrove-Clarke (Vice-Dean and Director, School of Nursing)

Keynote Speaker: Ivan Joseph (VP Student Affairs, Wilfred Laurier University)




DAT-EDI Working Groups Findings (Session #1):

Speakers: Working Group Members

· Outreach and Summer Programs

· EDI for Admissions

· Research and EDI




DAT-EDI Working Groups Findings (Session #2):

Speakers: Working Group Members

· Recruitment, Retention and Mentorship

· Professional Development




DAT-EDI Working Groups Findings (Session #3):

Speakers: Working Group Members

· EDI Curriculum across FHS

· Culture and Community




Panel #2 – Call to Action and Learner Insights (Discussion and Q&A)

Facilitator: Aquila Akingbade

Participants: Learners from DAT-EDI

Reflection by Chancellor Murray Sinclair


Closing Remarks: Celina Caesar-Chavannes (EDI Senior Advisor)

Indigenous Ceremonial Closing


COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Visitors are required to follow all University policy with regard to COVID; visit the Safe Return website which contains the most up to date information on the university’s operations under COVID

Queen’s University Policy Regarding Mandatory Vaccination Requirements for In-person University Activities read more here>>

You will be required to complete a Covid-19 screening with SeQure App prior to entering the building and event on both days. The SeQure App can be downloaded here, or, paper copies will be available on site to complete before admission.

You will abide by all Public Health safety protocols and follow the precautions set out by the event coordinators and Queen’s University.

Masks must be worn properly at all times inside the building, unless you are in a designated area for food and or drink. These areas will be clearly indicated with signage.

Hand sanitizer will be generously distributed around the space for your use. Please ensure you follow best practices for hand hygiene.

Contact Information

Giselle Valarezo - valarezo@queensu.ca

Jennifer Complin - j.complin@queensu.ca