Sept. 23, 2020

Unlearning racism

Malinda Smith, UCalgary’s vice-provost of equity, diversity and inclusion, answers questions about systemic racism, the role of higher education, and how each of us can contribute to an equitable world


The fight against institutional and systemic racism is at a fever pitch, with a growing movement to expose and eradicate anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and other forms of racism in all our public institutions.

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Malinda Smith, UCalgary’s new — and first — vice-provost of equity, diversity and inclusion, about how systemic racism manifests itself, the role that higher education can play in fighting racism, and what each of us can do in our everyday lives to make the world more equitable.

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