Spring 2021

Zoom display name options available - IT Services, March 16, 2021

All users with SFU Zoom accounts can now permanently change their display name to include a preferred nickname or gender pronouns. 

SFU Library launches Indigenous Curriculum Resource Centre (ICRC) - SFU Library, March 9, 2021

The ICRC supports the interruption of repressing, negating, and ignoring Indigenous knowledge that is often found in education systems. Providing a place to explore all stages of this work, the ICRC offers assignment examples, resources for classroom use, and resources on Indigenous pedagogy.

Student Learning Commons publishes Inclusive and Antiracist Writing Guides - SFU Library, Spring 2021

The SLC has published a suite of Inclusive and Antiracist Writing Guides which include: an overview, a glossary of terms, writing exercises, and particular guides on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation; Black, Indigenous, Peoples of Colour; Ableism, Mental Health, Disability, and Neurodiversity. 

SFU signs British Columbia Writing Centres Association commitment to antiracism - SFU Library, Spring 2021

As a member of the BC Writing Centre Association (a regional affiliate of the Canadian Writing Centre Association), SFU's Julia Lane helped to draft a series of commitments to antiracism, which include ensuring that antiracist and decolonizing practices are actively incorporated into tutor training, actively recruiting BIPOC staff and critically evaluating resources to ensure antiracist, decolonial and Indigenized approaches and content. 

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Computing science teaching toolkit helps increase diversity in computing science - School of Computing Science, January 2021

Studies have shown that women especially are attracted to computer science for problem-solving, to have an impact on the world. In 2018, Dr. Angelica Lim completed a re-work of the SFU Computing Science Teaching Toolkit to incorporate problem-solving as a fundamental paradigm. The toolkit, which is provided free of charge to BC high school teachers who are looking to incorporate computing science into their curriculum, has been adopted by over 100 high school teachers in Canada as of January 2021.

How Do Institutions and Indigenous Peoples Work Together in Decolonizing and Indigenizing Teaching and Learning Practices? - Centre for Educational Excellence, January 26, 2021

On Tuesday, January 26, the Centre for Educational Excellence is bringing together three outstanding Indigenous scholars to discuss how institutions and Indigenous peoples can work together to decolonize and Indigenize teaching and learning practices.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) - Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office, January 2020

In recognition of the ongoing marginalization of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) in discourses on sexual violence, the theme of SAAM 2021 is Centering BIPOC Perpsectives. SFU's Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office has prepared a guide to culturally-sensitive campus and community support services for BIPOC people who have experienced sexual violence.

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