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Diversity Drives Innovation

May 25, 2019 – 7:13 pm | Comments Off243 views

What does Florence of the Renaissance and the Silicon Valley in the 21st century have in common? Flocks of people with diverse background. Diversity Drives Innovation is one of the latest campaigns developed by Diversity CLUES …

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Diversity News

Latest news weekly headlines on diversity in Canada about the many obstacles to equal opportunity in education, business, and culture.

IMHO-blog

IMHO or In My Humble Opinion is a blog where Olga Shcherbyna shares her thoughts and ideas about what she sees, reads and feels.

Diversity Events

Here you will find local and international PD learning opportunities: intercultural communication, fair hiring practices and inclusive workforce.

Our Research

In this section you will find samples of research papers, both opinion and academic studies and other materials peppered by our professionals.

Our Projects

This section covers our projects, which should give you an idea of how we use different communications tools, solutions, and the results that they bring.

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Cultural Awareness Training: City of Richmond

June 18, 2019 – 6:35 am | Comments Off104 views

DiversityCLUES Consulting was retained by the City of Richmond to develop and deliver custom-made training for City’s employees to improve their cultural awareness when delivering municipal services in Richmond. Over the period of 2014-2016, Olga and two associates delivered five 2-day training sessions to over 100 employees, including front line workers and management staff. Over 100 staff have participated in training sessions from 2014-2016.

City of Richmond clients come from diverse backgrounds. Their needs and expectations for service vary according to personal attributes (such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status, etc.), but are also shaped by their cultural heritage. DiviversityCLUES team conducted a comprehensive research and developed a training curriculum that included a variety of experiential learning activities to engage adult learners. This training course aims at helping city staff enhance their “cultural lens” when they serve the multicultural population in Richmond, adding value to their current service practices and protocols.

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Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach

June 18, 2019 – 6:15 am | Comments Off124 views

Olga Shcherbyna, along with Nora Angeles and John Foster, co-authored a chapter in a new Canadian planning textbook (2016) which brings together a collection of essays and studies covering a wide array of planning topics.

Edited by Ren Thomas, the textbook includes a range of practice and research based cases in eight areas: community and social planning, urban form and public health, natural resource management, housing, participatory processes, urban design, urban redevelopment, and transportation and infrastructure planning. They include examples from urban, rural, and Aboriginal communities across the country.

Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach is intended to introduce undergraduate students in planning, geography, and urban studies to the planning discipline in Canada, but the case studies offer enough depth to be used in graduate courses as well.

Chapter 2.1: Promising Practices in Social Plan Development and Implementation: Applying Lessons Learned from Canadian Urban Municipalities in the City of Richmond, British Columbia by John Foster, Olga Shcherbyna, and Leonora Angeles

The Importance of Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

April 25, 2019 – 8:39 pm | Comments Off225 views

In the midst of social movements around equity, diversity, and inclusion, we find ourselves asking how important it is for us to be diverse and inclusive at work and what that really means for organizations. …

SFU Public Square presents 2018 Community Summit – Brave New Work

February 24, 2018 – 9:35 am | 1,019 views

The 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work, invites us to consider how we can all thrive in the changing world of work.
Technological growth is happening at an unprecedented rate and scale, and it is fundamentally …

Smart City Talk: VANPLAY SMART CITY TALKS: CELEBRATION + DIVERSITY

February 14, 2018 – 7:19 am | 843 views

Listen. Learn. Vote.
Experts dispute the future of our region. You decide.
Teams of experts argue competing visions for solving Metro Vancouver’s biggest challenges. Audience members vote before and after each debate, a prize awarded to the …

Art, Science & Spirituality: An integrated, holistic approach to diversity and social change.

March 17, 2015 – 5:29 am | 2,082 views

About: “Diversity and social change efforts are essentially, well … about change. And those that take on this work are often passionate committed people who give 110% of themselves to the cause. …

Newcomers to Canada Employment Dialogue by SFU-TD Engagement Centre

February 28, 2015 – 8:28 am | 2,687 views

The Dialogue will be held on March 24th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at SFU Surrey. City staff from Parks and Rec and Human Resources Department will present at the event. Additionally, members of the …