Where does your institution stand with EDI efforts?

Alex Verdecchia sat down (virtually) with Associate Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University Dr. Barrington Walker and discussed the topic, “The State of EDI in Academia.” Through Q+A, they explored a number of themes including how we use the language of EDI, ‘Othering’, and the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism.

Check out the complete video below.

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As Principal with McDermott + Bull, Canada, Alex Verdecchia brings 16 years of experience in executive search. He has a strong track record of success partnering with client organizations to deliver best-in-class talent in a diverse set of industries and functional areas. At McDermott + Bull, Alex’s practice is focused on post-secondary education, NPOs, healthcare, professional colleges and associations, and municipalities.

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