Fanshawe College – Taking Responsibility for Your Learning
As a full-time student you have access to a full catalogue of LinkedIn Learning modules for free!
These training modules vary in length and by completing a training course you are expanding your self-directed learning. Review the catalogue to find courses on equity, diversity, and inclusion and add the completion badges to your LinkedIn online profile to show employers you are invested in supporting a diverse workplace.
Indigenous Acknowledgement and Land Recognition
Fanshawe College acknowledges and honour the Anishinaabe, Lotinuhsyuní, and Lenape people of southwestern Ontario as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands and waterways where Fanshawe College is located. Fanshawe celebrates the continuous living cultures of original inhabitants of Canada and acknowledges the important contributions Indigenous people have and continue to make in Canadian society. The College respects and acknowledges our Indigenous students, staff, Elders, and Indigenous visitors who come from many nations (Fanshawe College, n.d.-a).
You can learn more about the diverse histories, cultures and worldviews of Indigenous People in Canada through the Maamwi Hub developed by College Ontario Libraries or by reading about Fanshawe’s Institute of Indigenous Learning (formerly known as the First Nations Centre) that opened its doors in 1996 with over 500 students registered.
EDI at Work at Fanshawe
Fanshawe has an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppression Task Force.
Under the leadership of Joseph Pazzano, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Task Force operates as an advisory body to the President and Executive Leadership Team.
In February of 2023, Fanshawe College announced it has been selected as a Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) 50 – 30 Challenge Hub. The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, Canadian businesses, and diversity organizations, encouraging participants to increase representation of diverse groups within their workplaces. Fanshawe is one of four regional hubs located in colleges across the country (Fanshawe College, n.d., -b).
The College plans to offer workshops, webinars, outreach events, and other educational initiatives to equip organizations with the knowledge and tools necessary to diversify their teams. These services will be available to all registered participants of the 50 – 30 Challenge (Fanshawe College, n.d., -b).
Rising Leaders program
The Rising Leaders micro-certification program is designed to introduce students to foundational areas of leadership, recognize their competencies in each area and identify areas and strategies for further skills development.
The program is comprised of 6 modules. Upon completing each module, students will be granted an electronic badge to post to social media.
Upon completion of all 6 modules, they will receive the Rising Leader Micro-credential certificate. The program is designed for students preparing for leadership roles in the college (FSU, peer mentorship, class reps, etc.) and is free to enroll in. Students will learn about new tools and approaches as well as how to apply the theories and practices to their overall career journey (Fanshawe College, n.d., -c).
Pride at Fanshawe
Fanshawe College embraces and supports members of 2SLGBTQIA+ community, values diverse sexual and gender identities and expressions that make up our community, and everybody is entitled to feel safe and respected on campus and have free and equal access to everything offered at Fanshawe (Fanshawe College, n.d.-d).