Open consultation forum: Black faculty and staff

This forum is one in a series taking place as part of Dalhousie's employment systems review (ESR). All staff and faculty members who self-identify as Black are invited to attend. Please note that there is also a forum for African Nova Scotian faculty and staff, and there will be a separate forum for racialized employees who are people of colour​. The focus of the forum will be your experiences working at Dalhousie. While there will be questions asked by the facilitator to prompt conversation, the structure will primarily be open discussion.

Facilitator: Dr. Vershawn Young, Professor of Communication Arts and English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo

Registration: Registration for this forum is encouraged but not required. You can register through the Learning and Development Opportunities event calendar by clicking here​.

Accommodation: If you are planning to attend this forum and require any accommodation (for example, a sign language interpreter), please contact the Strategic Project Advisor at to request accommodation. Please make these requests as early as possible to allow time to set up the accommodation.​​

The open consultation forums, running in winter and spring 2021, are opportunities for faculty and staff to discuss their experiences and observations as Dalhousie employees with the goal of making Dalhousie a more inclusive and equitable workplace. As part of the employment systems review, feedback gathered in the forums will help to inform Dalhousie's employment equity planning for the coming years.

To learn more about the employment systems review and to see the full forum schedule, please visit the ESR webpage​ on myDal (login required).