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Programs, Training Sessions & Events

Wellness and Equity Education offers a variety of programs, training sessions and events to help students thrive. Check back often to see what's happening and to see how you can get involved!

Graduate Wellness Workshops

SOGS and Wellness and Equity Education have partnered to provide wellness workshops designed specifically for graduate students. The next series of workshops will be offered in Fall 2021.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) education and training sessions aim to create space and opportunity for conversation, learning and exchange. Most of our educational programs are interactive and synchronous (live sessions). Other sessions are available asynchronously upon request.

Training Sessions

All EDI training sessions will be scheduled for Fall 2021. 

If this is an urgent request, please contact edi.edu@uwo.ca

Bias Training

This Bias Training is designed to help self-expose our individual unconscious biases, confirmation biases, and perceptions that are directly tied to micro-aggressions. This training will provide tools to adjust automatic patterns of thinking and ultimately work towards eliminating internal discriminatory behaviours.

Ally-ship Training

This ally-ship training positions people of all identities to successfully undertake allyship at home, in student leadership roles, in social settings, and beyond. By highlighting the stakes of ally-ship, as well as practical tools to achieve it, this training will empower everyone to practice ally-ship as a means of fostering healthy and inclusive environments for all.

Anti-Racism Training

This training explores the historical roots of racism and helps you understand the impacts of racism on an individual, institutional, and societal level. This training will provide everyone with tools for dealing with racism while examining how we continue to contribute toward systemic racism across the different aspects of our lives. This training session will encourage you to build upon your existing experiences and knowledge, and find personal and professional applications in your various roles as a student, student leader, or student staff member.

Anti-Oppression Training

This training allows students to understand power, privilege, and various forms of oppression while defining the diversity of our campus. The goal of this training session is to bring students to a place of recognizing the difference between equality and equity at an institutional and individual level while also recognizing what privilege looks like, feels like, and its impact on individuals and groups of people, in the Canadian context.

Intersectionality Training

This training focuses on several aspects of identity (such as race, class, religion, and gender) as tools of analysis while exploring how people can simultaneously navigate social spaces with both dominant and oppressed identities. The goal is to encourage students to think through how we can build solidarity with others through understanding the complexity of multiple and intersecting social identities held by ourselves and others. This training is designed with the assumption that participants have a foundational understanding of power, privilege, and identity.

Gender-Based and Sexual Violence

To reshape a culture that normalizes and perpetuates gender-based violence, our education and training is approached from an intersectional, sex-positive, evidence-informed, contextual, and collaborative point of view. Find out how we can help you by exploring the educational programs and training below.

ReShape Series Winter 2021

ReShape Series: Pleasure is Power Keynote by Madame Gandhi

As part of Madame Gandhi’s mission towards gender equality, this presentation addresses consent, sex positivity, creating safe spaces, and how we can all work together to shift the culture.

ReShape Series: Reclaiming Self-Care and Pleasure

What does it mean to reclaim pleasure? Join educator and advocate Farrah Khan for an interactive workshop and learn to identify what pleasure can look and feel like in our bodies, minds, and spirits.

ReShape Series: Pleasure on a Plate with Bal Arneson

When we think of a flavor, what comes to mind is usually its distinctive qualities: the singular “coffeeness” of coffee. That is, a mix of tastes, aromas, mouthfeel, and temperature. But that’s really only half the equation. The other is how that coffee makes you feel. You sip it not just to fill your stomach, or even to wake up, but to get a little pleasure and satisfaction. Pleasure is what animates eating and drinking and makes them truly gratifying.
Check out these short videos developed by Bal Arneson, highlighting the multisensory experiences of using spices and other ingredients in cooking to increase sensations of pleasure.

ReShape Series: Digital Expression and Consent

Examples of bad digital consent practices are all around us, from shady data collection practices to revenge porn. So, what can we do about it? Join us to learn about good digital consent and explore what it means to have consensual, respectful, and pleasurable encounters in online spaces.