Weaving tales of hope and challenge: Exploring diversity through narrative Métissage
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It all came to a head when one of my male classmates asked how I felt about what Oprah had done for “my kind of people”. That is when I truly felt that all some of the people in that room were seeing was my colour. ~ Administrative Support Staff Member. I wanted to raise my voice and draw attention to their exclusive practices, but had seen other female colleagues who had tried to assert themselves, with the result being eye-rolling and hallway conversations about strident frustrated females—I wasn’t yet brave enough for that. ~ Former Sessional Instructor. That commitment to, and relationship with Canada’s First Peoples1 doesn’t end when students graduate. Make it concrete – put something in the [University] Strategic Plan that is a specific commitment regarding hiring, retention, and promotion of Canada’s First Peoples as professional employees. ~ Technical Support Staff Member. They never did come back to see if the building was being cleaned to their standards, which in fact, are probably not as good as mine! ~ Custodial Support Staff Member.
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