Webinar | Building An Inclusive Workplace Through Intercultural Understanding

Date: Nov 24, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT
Format: Online via GoToWebinar
Cost: Free


Join BCCIE for the third webinar of our intercultural series: Intercultural Intersections in International Education: Reflective Practices through Dialogue.

As international educators, we often strive to create inclusive and supportive learning spaces for our students, and yet, we frequently do not take the time to ensure that we are also creating this space for ourselves and our colleagues. Critical self-reflection is crucial to intercultural learning and understanding. If we are not doing this in our own work environment, how confident can we be that we are providing the space for this for the students we support? In this dialogue, our speakers will discuss ways that we can be more self-reflective in our workspaces to ensure that we are creating more inclusive spaces in our international offices for everyone.


Monroe France, Associate Vice President, Global Engagement and Inclusive Leadership

Monroe serves as NYU’s associate vice president for global engagement and inclusive leadership. In this role, he is responsible for enhancing inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity opportunities and resources for NYU community members—including students, researchers, faculty, staff, and administrators—throughout the University’s global network. Prior to this position, Monroe was the associate vice president for student affairs and diversity initiatives at NYU. He has more than two decades of global experience as an educator, strategist, consultant, trainer, and presenter in the areas of inclusive and innovative leadership, transformation, and human rights. He is an adjunct professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work and the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Communication’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program. 

Dr. Moussa Magassa, Human Rights Educator at the University of Victoria

Moussa is the Human Rights Educator at the University of Victoria, where he focuses on enhancing understanding of, and commitment to, the university’s human rights and equity goals, increasing diversity and creating a fair and inclusive work and study environment at UVic. Previously, Moussa worked as an integration program officer for immigrants and refugees in Vancouver. He has extensive experience researching, designing and facilitating courses and workshops on intercultural communication; intercultural conflict resolution; welcoming diversity and creating inclusive workplaces; human rights and social justice and anti-oppression education; anti-racism training; immigrants and refugee integration; etc. Moussa is currently the co-chair of Resilience BC (an anti-racism advisory committee and strategic planning Hub by the BC government) and advisor on the academic and practitioner advisory committee for the Simon Fraser University’s Migrant Systems Change Leadership Certificate program. 


Todd Odgers, Associate Dean International at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Todd is Associate Dean International at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the and the former Principal of NorQuest Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) in Edmonton. Todd has spent his career working in many intercultural intersections in Canada and abroad as a consultant, teacher, faculty trainer, and applied researcher. He facilitates and speaks widely to groups nationally and internationally on how they can effectively create inclusive campuses and workplaces. In his role at BCIT, Todd brings the experience and resources learned and earned from his work with students, faculty, leaders and service staff to move the Institute’s interculturalization initiative forward.

To register for this event, please click here.

Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m., November 24, 2020.

For more information, please contact events@bccie.bc.ca.