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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: An Overview of the Basics

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28 July 2021

This 90-minute presentation is an introductory guide to provide a starting point to learn about equity, diversity, and inclusion. This presentation provides a broad overview of awareness of EDI issues and engagement practices that support a climate of equity and inclusion within health-care settings.


Dr. William Yimbo, PhD, MA, BA is the Education Specialist in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Calgary. He holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, a graduate diploma in International Relations from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, an MA in Public Affairs, and a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, USA.

As EDI Education Specialist, Dr. Yimbo develops and delivers equity, diversity, and inclusion workshops to staff, faculty, students, and community members. He previously worked as a diversity advisor in immigration and settlement services. In this role, he delivered diversity education and advocated for equity and inclusivity in government services for Canada’s newcomer communities. Dr. Yimbo has an extensive career background and experience in the public and foreign policy administration in Kenya, Africa.

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: An Overview of the Basics - Handout

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