Media Advisory - Addressing Gender Equity and Inclusiveness in Canada's Post-Secondary Education Environment: Conference Board of Canada Event

VANCOUVER, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Gender equity has been in the spotlight over the last few weeks. The election of Donald Trump has raised questions about what this means for women's rights and the diversity and inclusion challenges that lie ahead.

The Conference Board of Canada will host an event February 2-3 in Vancouver to examine trends and challenges in gender equity, inclusion, and diversity on university campuses and in the private sector. The Right Honourable Kim Campbell and The Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education, British Columbia, will join university leaders to discuss what can be done to improve culture and leadership practices around gender equity, inclusiveness, and diversity.

When: February 2-3, 2017                        

Where: February 2: St. John's College, 2111 Lower Mall, Vancouver, B.C.
February 3: Cecil Green Park House, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C.

Who: Speakers include:

  • The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, Founding Principal, Peter Lougheed Leadership College, University of Alberta
  • The Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education, British Columbia Liberal Party
  • Ron Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • Chastity A. Davis, Chair, Minister's Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women
  • Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCADU Chair
  • Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice President, Equity & Inclusion, UBC
  • matthew heinz, Founding Dean, College of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor, Royal Roads University
  • Joy Johnson, Vice-President, Research and International, SFU Innovates Leader, Simon Fraser University
  • Karen Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Canada
  • Fiona Macfarlane, Managing Partner, British Columbia, and Chief Inclusiveness Officer, Ernst and Young
  • Denise Williams, Executive Director, First Nations Technology Council

This event is part of The Conference Board of Canada's Quality Network for Universities which brings together university leaders to discuss strategic and organizational challenges facing the Canadian post-secondary education environment.

Media Accreditation is required.

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