Four ways to dismantle systemic discrimination in your institution: Cote-Meek

March 8, 2018

“As a university administrator, I recognize that we cannot simply stand back or bury our heads in the sand and not be affected by what is happening in broader society,” writes Sheila Cote-Meek, vice-president, academic and Indigenous programs at Laurentian University. To this end, the author highlights four ways that people working in PSE can begin addressing racialized and gendered violence on campus. The first is understanding the systemic barriers facing women. The second is to create more holistic management and administrative practices. The third is to stand up and speak out when one hears and sees things that are inappropriate. “Finally, when you attend any meeting,” the author concludes, “take a moment to look around and see who is there and, importantly, who is not. Ask yourself some critical questions about representation.” University Affairs