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EDI Focus Groups

University of Winnipeg faculty and staff who belong to the following equity-deserving groups are invited to participate in one or more upcoming focus groups. These sessions are part of the self-assessment required by the Dimensions Program, a Tri-Agency initiative to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at postsecondary institutions. The findings of these focus groups will help to inform the drafting of a five-year EDI Action Plan for the University.

Please note there will be a maximum of 10 people per focus group. If interest exceeds capacity, we may hold additional focus groups.

The University of Winnipeg is looking for a broad range of perspectives in order to better understand systemic barriers experienced by people from the following groups:

  • Monday, May 8, 1:00–2:00 p.m. - People with disabilities – Register
  • Tuesday, May 9, 1:00–2:00 p.m. - Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) – Register
  • Wednesday, May 10, 1:00–2:00 p.m. - People from racialized groups* – Register
  • Thursday, May 11, 1:00–2:00 p.m. - 2SLGBTQ+ people – Register
  • Friday, May 12, 1:00–2:00 p.m. - Women – Register

*The Dimensions program defines “racialized group” as a “group of people categorized according to ethnic or racial characteristics and subjected to discrimination on that basis.”

Focus groups will be co-facilitated by Larissa Wodtke, Program Officer, EDI/Anti-Racism/Decolonization and Research, and Jane Shulman, a Research Associate working on UWinnipeg’s EDI self-assessment, and will take place over Zoom for approximately 1 hour each.

Any participants who are Contract Faculty are eligible to receive an honorarium for their time.

If you require accommodations to participate, please contact Larissa at l.wodtke@uwinnipeg.ca

Please register by emailing through the links above by May 5.