Education, Awareness & Outreach
Education, Awareness and Outreach is one of the units that make up the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI). The unit identifies, develops and delivers customized learning solutions to the university community.
What we do
We take a collaborative and innovative approach to provide students, faculty and staff with opportunities to advance their own education and awareness around equity, diversity and inclusion. We offer strategic consultation to identify learning requirements for teams and offer customized seminars, presentations and workshops to fill competency and skills gaps. These include:
- presentations to students and classes to imbed and infuse equity, diversity and inclusion across campus
- consulting with faculty and staff on the importance and necessity of equitable hiring practices to build a campus that reflects the population of those we serve
- facilitating events, workshops and group presentations to increase equity, diversity and inclusion knowledge across campus
OVPECI Community of Practice
The Education, Awareness and Outreach unit also convenes and stewards the first Canadian university Community of Practice focused on equity and community inclusion. The Community of Practice is an integrative, multidisciplinary resource and ideas exchange body designed to groundswell and mobilize equity, diversity and inclusion activity on campus. Members include TMU students, faculty and staff who participate in shared equity, diversity and inclusion learning, presenting and resource development.
In addition to monthly meetings where participants share and expand their equity knowledge, the Community of Practice hosts events, training sessions and conferences on equity issues to foster an intersectional and interdependent approach to the unique complexity of equity groups both in a Canadian and global context.