13 Nov 2021

IDEAS 2021 showcases the impact of diversity; provides tools to incorporate Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) into your workspace

A full-day event, IDEAS 2021, will take place on November 25 from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Johnson Geo Centre with the goal of creating workplaces that are welcoming to immigrants, racialized people, and others from underrepresented groups.

IDEAS will be streamed live on Rogers – click here!


8:30 am Registration opens

9 am Opening Remarks

9:15 am E is for Equity

  • Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi, Assistant Dean, Social Accountability, Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine

10 am Break

10:15 am Inclusion Panel

Moderator Ramraajh Sharvendiran

A panel discussion exploring many intersections of diversity, what it can – and cannot – look like, and why it is important

  • Melissandra Magdalena Groza, 2SLGBTQIA+ advocate
  • Kathy Hawkins, Empower NL
  • Mariana Castro, Music NL/Musician and Researcher

11:15 am Diversity Panel

Moderator: Ramraajh Sharvendiran

Employers and employees panel discussion on what inclusion truly means, how to implement it in the workplace, and why fostering inclusion is crucial to successful work environments for retention purposes.

  • Colin Kurlicki, RBC
  • Mimi Sheriff, Bluedrop Performance Learning and Gursha Catering
  • Brenda O’Reilly, YellowBelly Brewery
  • Mariana Castro-Carvajal, MusicNL

12:15 pm Lunch + Music Performance in partnership with Music NL

1:00 pm A is for Anti-Racism

  • Keynote Anti-Racism: Bushra Junaid, Artist, Curator, and Illustrator

2:20 pm Afternoon snack + Music Performance in partnership with Music NL

3:00 – 4:00pm

IDEAS Awards

For further information, contact dbrown@ancnl.ca.