Trainings

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides training throught our EDI-D focused training modules. Below is a list of current and future trainings which are accessible to all students and employees. For more information on trainings please contact edilearning@uwo.ca

Building Inclusivity through Anti-Racism (Western Students ONLY)

The Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) created this e-learning module on Building Inclusivity through Anti-Racism following the President's Anti-Racism Working Group's (ARWG) recommendations in their final report. This is an  required introductory module  on anti-racism, the first building block that will count towards a certificate in Anti-Racism Foundations.    

This module is self-directed and takes 30-45 minutes to complete.  

After completing the Building Inclusivity through Anti-Racism e-Learning Module, you will be able to:

      • Define Anti-Racism and related keywords.
      • Examine racial microaggressions and the harmful impact they can have on racialized individuals.
      • Implement strategies and take actions to begin or continue an anti-racist journey to create a more equitable and inclusive community at Western and in our society.  

Historical Review of Racism in Canada (Available Fall 2022)

Historical Review of Racism in Canada (Available Fall 2023)

It is essential to learn about the history of racism towards Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour because when we understand and acknowledge the history of these communities, we can honour, respect, and celebrate them. It is also crucial because Canada and the Western University community aim to move forward and disrupt the oppressive systems in place within our institutions and policies. Finally, Western is committed to becoming a strong anti-racist community where all can feel included, validated, heard, and respected, not despite our differences but for our differences.  

This module is self-directed and takes approximately 3 hours to complete.  

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the relevance of the history of racism in Canada.
  • Examine the current impact of the history of racism in the Canadian context, with a focus on Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour.

Transforming Power and White Privilege (Available Fall 2022)

This module offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their positionality as social beings and learn about privilege, White privilege, and a llyship. The main goal of the module is to aid you in finding strategies to transform your privileges and power into a tool that co-creates a more equitable and inclusive environment in Western, and within your personal and professional life wherever you might be in the future.  

This module is self-directed and takes 2 hours to complete.

After completing the Transforming Power and White Privilege e-Learning Module, you will be able to:

  • Examine and create your social identity map to reflect on your positionality and your relationship to Northern Turtle Island, also known as Canada.
  • Distinguish privilege, White Privilege, and the invisibility of Whiteness.
  • Reflect on strategies to make Whiteness visible.
  • Identify and reflect on strategies to become an Ally to equity deserving groups.