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OACUHO EDI Workshop - Beyond Cultural Competence: Anti-Oppression Essentials for Student Housing Professionals

1:00 PM Nov 3 - 4:30 PM Nov 4, 2020

The OACUHO EDI Workshop will take place virtually over zoom on November 3rd and 4th from 1pm to 4:30pm.

The cost for this workshop is $70  for members and $80 for non-members.

This cost includes the two half  day workshop, a PDF workbook for participants, and a certificate of completion for the training (signed by both OACUHO PD Director, and Workshop facilitator).

NOTE: This workshop is capped at 50 members.

Registration is on a first come first serve basis, and will close once the capacity is reached.

OACUHO is also offering 3 scholarship spots for those who would like to attend the workshop, but can not do so due to financial constraints. To apply for a scholarship please fill out the application HERE.

Scholarship  applications close at 12pm on October 23rd, 2020.


Overview of Workshop


Beyond Cultural Competence: Anti-Oppression Essentials for Student Housing Professionals

Ontario’s population is rapidly growing and becoming more demographically diverse, with higher education institutions reflecting this reality. The role of management in a Residence Life setting is critically important in reflecting institutional values and shaping the experiences of the students and student staff who are part of the residence community. At the same time as post-secondary institutions are emphasizing the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion in strategic plans and frameworks, there is a growing diversity of students with a multitude of lived experiences and identities who are pursuing higher education and choosing to live in residence and work on student staff teams.

The 2019 Report on Ethnic Diversity in OACUHO points to this shifting reality and highlights the need for housing professionals to expand their set of competencies and breathe life into values like ‘inclusion for all’; to go beyond ‘identity management’; beyond intercultural competence; and to lead the way for others. Anti-oppressive practice, anti-racism and allyship competencies are management essentials to meet the existing and emerging needs within student housing environments.

Beyond Cultural Competence is a 2 half-day workshop that takes an in-depth look at some of the challenges and opportunities related to supporting increasingly-diverse student populations in residence contexts. Through interactive small and large group activities, discussion, video and role-playing, workshop participants will:

  • Identify the three faces of oppression operating within student residential contexts
  • Make connections between identity, social location, power and privilege
  • Create a brave space to engage others in critical conversations
  • Apply organizational assessment instruments and create a plan of action to be taken on one’s home campus


Member $70.00Register now
This registration type is restricted to members.
Non-Member $80.00Register now