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White Privilege Conference

  • Ryerson University 350 Victoria Street Toronto, ON, M5B 0A1 Canada (map)

The Office of the Vice-President Equity and Community Inclusion is hosting this year’s White Privilege Conference Global (WPC-Global) - Are Canadians too polite?

The WPC-Global conference will address global perspectives on white privilege and oppression in Canada and internationally. This conference will provide an important opportunity to engage in critical discussions about diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race/racism, colonization, sexual orientation, gender relations, religion and other systems of privilege, power and oppression.

Each day of the conference features keynote presentations from inspiring leading experts as well as a series of workshops, presentations and plenary sessions for you to choose from. We give you the tools to examine challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offer solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world.


- Dr Shirley Cheechoo, Chancellor, Brock University, Award-winning Artist, Actor and Film Director
- Rinaldo Walcott, Canadian Writer, Associate Professor, Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute
- John Powell, Executive Director and Chancellor’s Chair of the Haas Institute, Professor at the University of California
- Jane Fernandez, President at Guilford College
- Desmond Cole, Activist and Freelance Journalist
- Adrien K. Wing, Associate Dean at the University of Iowa, Author, Editor of the Critical Race and Global Critical Race Feminism
- Ritu Bhasin, Speaker, Author and Advocate

For more details about WPC-Global and to register visit: