VP Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (New Position) - Candidate
VP Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Candidate
Tell us about yourself:
Hi! I’m Stephanie/Steph (they/them or she/her). I grew up moving around a lot and have always loved connecting with people and learning from others’ experiences. Apart from having a personal interest in equity and inclusion, I’ve worked as a public policy intern and social justice advocate with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and with Project X, a Singaporean sex workers’ rights organization. I’ve also worked in equity education at McGill, facilitating workshops to undergraduate and medical students on race & colonialism, gender & sexuality, environmentalism, and accessibility. Additionally, in the two years that I worked as a Floor Fellow/RA, I gained experience in inclusive and sustainable event planning, which isn’t super relevant now but hopefully will be soon when COVID calms down! All this to say: I’m super excited to be part of c2023 and to work towards building an inclusive community together :)
What is your Platform?
1) Engagement & Learning. A lot of knowledge about social equity is not accessible and it can be difficult to find a positive learning environment. I would love to organize both formal and informal discussions/workshops around equity to create learning spaces for people of all knowledge levels. This is also a commitment to learn from and with you: no one knows everything, but together, we know a lot :)
2) Communication. With our busy tutorial schedules, we won’t always have time to actively seek out opportunities to engage with social equity initiatives in Hamilton/Niagara/Waterloo or stay up to date on healthcare equity issues. I want to put together a running Google doc, monthly newsletter, and regular social media posts to make all this information more accessible to us. Communication also means collaborating with other equity groups on campus to create rad events and strategically advocate for systemic change.