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The Bias Resource and Response Team (BRRT) has been hard at work creating opportunities for education, dialogue, and interaction to support a positive campus climate. The BRRT, comprised of students, staff and faculty, developed the following offerings for the campus community:

The following workshops are available upon request for campus offices, departments, classes and student organizations.  Please contact Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students and director of the Multicultural Center at    

  • Microaggressions
  • Identity
  • Implicit Bias

New this year, Canisius Conversations offers an opportunity to bring the community together to discuss topics and issues related to inclusion. The first “Conversation,” titled “Do You Know Your Neighbor?” will be held on Tuesday, April 5 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The program begins with a short reflection by Erin E. Robinson, PhD, chair, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies, followed by small group discussions and sharing.  If you are interested in serving as a facilitator at the event, please sign up here.  

These “Conversations” will promote the principles of Ignatian Conversation: Listen attentively, seek the truth in what others say, disagree humbly, respectfully, and thoughtfully, and allow the conversation the time it needs.  

Coming soon to The Dome is a new series, “Did You Know?” which will increase awareness of the BRRT and its process.  The series will include facts and promote initiatives to support a positive campus climate.

Convened in the spring of 2020 by the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the BRRT is a 16-member college committee devoted to campus-wide education and the promotion of best practices in addressing incidents and practices involving institutional and individual violations of college policies and values in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Click here for more information about the BRRT.  

Submitted by College Communications