International conference on diversity comes to Canada

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Researchers and decision-makers from 25 countries attend the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion conference today through Saturday at UdeM.

The international Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) conference has come to Canada this year.

Held for the first time in North America, the conference starts today in UdeM's Jean-Brillant Pavilion and runs through Saturday under the theme Progress, Setbacks and New Challenges in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in 2018.

"Making equality, diversity and inclusion a priority means not only adapting but innovating," said UdeM rector Guy Breton. "It's certainly a delicate and complex process. It's also fundamental."

Researchers from 25 countries will make more than 70 presentations at the three-day event. Five plenary sessions will feature keynote panelists drawn not only from academia but also public policy, including heads of professional associations and government decision-makers. The results of a major international EDI survey will also be unveiled by representives of the OECD.

The EDI Conference is organized by Tania Saba (BMO Chair in Diversity and Governance, UdeM) in close collaboration with Marie-Thérèse Chicha (Chair in Ethnic Relations, UdeM), the CRIMT partnership project (Institutional Experimentation for Better Work) and the CEETUM.

For a full list of topics and speakers, check out the full program.



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