Diversity @ Okanagan College
Embracing Inclusiveness, Equity, Accessibility and RespectOkanagan College recognizes the contributions and talents of all students and staff. A diverse campus environment can lead to more richly varied educational experiences that enhance learning and better prepare learners for participation in an increasingly diverse society. In order to facilitate the free exchange of ideas and experiences, and promote inclusiveness, equity, access and respect, it requires an institutional commitment to diversity.
The Diversity Working GroupThe mandate of the diversity working group is to bring together members of the Okanagan College community for continuing dialogue, support and planning aimed at ensuring that Okanagan College embraces diversity and universal accessibility, and extends a warm welcome to all members of the community.
The Diversity Working Group uses the following working definition to guide our activities:
Diversity encompasses the presence and participation of people who differ by background and circumstances including, but not limited to, those of age, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, mental and physical abilities and socio-economic background.
This definition takes into account an interest in encouraging inclusion, acceptance, and universal access, promoting equity and valuing differences. It is understood that this definition is ever changing and is constantly being ratified.
If you're interested in participating in the Diversity Working Group, please give James Coble, Coordinator, Aboriginal Access & Services, a call at 250.762.5445 ext. 4322.
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