FASS 207 - Cultural humility: Understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion

Be the change you want to see

Explores the broad topic of cultural humility in order to gain a greater understanding of how cultural beliefs and values impact behaviour. Students will learn to distinguish key terms in the area of diversity, inclusion and equity. Students will explore ways to improve inclusion within a variety of settings including their learning environment, and current/future workplaces.

FASS 207 runs May 10 - June 7, 2023. Complete before the workload of your other classes kick in!

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What you will learn and when it is offered

What you'll learn

  1. Distinguish key terms in the area of diversity, inclusion and equity
  2. Reflect on cultural beliefs and how they impact your behaviour
  3. Discuss aspects of cultural humility:
    1. Recognize dynamics of power and privilege
    2. Exercise self-reflection and critique
    3. Practice life-long learning
    4. Be comfortable with not knowing
  4. Complete the Intercultural Development Inventory
  5. Appreciate the insights and critiques of the Intercultural Development Continuum
  6. Brainstorm ideas for inclusion in a variety of settings

When it is offered

Location: Burnaby Campus


  • May 10
  • May 17
  • May 24
  • May 31
  • June 7


  • 4:30 pm - 7:20 pm

Course instructor

Roselene Dhaliwal

Roselene’s knowledge, skills and expertise span over 15 years in the areas of health education, health promotion and equity, diversity & inclusion. She is the inaugural Director of Equity & Inclusion with the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division. A role in which she embeds equity and social justice into the organization’s vision of “a Canada where everyone can realize their human right to their best possible mental health”.  

Roselene holds a Master’s Degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction, which focused on cultural competency. She has also authored and co-authored a number of publications and is pursuing a doctoral degree within SFU’s Faculty of Education.

Roselene is an advocate for inclusion, creating vibrant, collaborative learning and working communities in all her roles. As the daughter of settler immigrants from Punjab, India, she graciously acknowledges she lives, works and loves on the unceded and traditional territories of the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Stó:lō, Qayqayt, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

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