UTM Public Affairs Lecture

Canadian flag with Senator Ratna Omidvar's photo

Diversity 2018 and Beyond: Five big ideas on diversity and inclusion

A conversation with The Honourable Ratna Omidvar

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

William G. Davis Building, Room 2074
University of Toronto Mississauga (MAP)

From reconciliation to race relations to the #MeToo movement, Canada faces crucial challenges of diversity and inclusion. The Department of Political Science invites you to the annual UTM Public Affairs Lecture to learn how Senator Ratna Omidvar's personal story has influenced her pioneering work on diversity/inclusion and immigration/refugee policy. This session will be moderated by Professor Erin Tolley, an expert on immigration, race and Canadian politics.

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The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, an independent senator for Ontario and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, is an internationally recognized voice on migration, diversity and inclusion. She has held important posts at the Global Future Council on Migration hosted by the World Economic Forum, the World Refugee Council, the Environics Institute, Samara Canada, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and Lifeline Syria.

Erin Tolley is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the author of the award-winning book, Framed: Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics (UBC Press, 2016).

Register online to attend. This event is open to the public.

Pay & display parking available in lots P4 and P8. (MAP)

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