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Inclusion Talks

Inclusion Talks is a new initiative from the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

This interactive discussion series allows students and employees to share and learn from others’ experiences and viewpoints as we work towards building a more inclusive campus.

Each conversation explores an EDI-related theme and may be tied to a relevant piece of media — it could be a book, image, audio experience or video recording. We strongly encourage you to read, watch or listen to the selected media before attending each session as this will broaden your perspective and enrich the discussion.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

Why should I attend?

  • Expand your general knowledge, leadership skills and personal growth.
  • Improve your critical analysis, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Increase your ability to be more open-minded to other people’s perspectives.
  • Engage in social interaction and get to know more of the SAIT community.

Upcoming events

Inclusion Talks will return in Fall 2022 — check back soon.

Past events

On Feb. 28, SAIT welcomed Her Honour Mayann Francis, Nova Scotia’s first Black lieutenant-governor, to the first edition of Inclusion Talks to share her journey and discuss anti-Black racism.

On March 29, we discussed a video from bestselling author Elizabeth Lesser all about how different things would be if women’s voices had been equally heard throughout history.

At our last in-person event, we created Tasbih, applied henna and heard from SAIT's Muslim Students' Association president and SAIT Imam Fayaz Tilly as they reflected on Ramadan and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Leading through advocacy is all about lifting others up while you climb. At our May Inclusion Talks, we discussed this TED Talk exploring the intersection of leadership, success, and equity, diversity and inclusion.

For June's Inclusion Talks, we hosted an interactive online panel discussion with the SAIT community and reflected on the short documentary, Gross Indecency: The Everett Klippert Story. This 17-minute film tells the story of Everett Klippert, who was the last Canadian to be jailed for homosexuality and changed the course of history for the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Canada. Members of the panel were students and professionals who shared their own lived experiences as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Volunteer

Are you passionate about public speaking or facilitating? Have you wanted to lead an interactive discussion with the SAIT community? Now’s your chance! We’re seeking facilitators to lead Inclusion Talks. The facilitator can be a student or employee and will change each session. Send an email stating your interest to inclusion@sait.ca.

Send us your feedback

Do you have an idea that could benefit Inclusion Talks? We'd love to hear from you. Contact inclusion@sait.ca.

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