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Diversity Lecture Series on Zoom
- April 9th: “Indigenous Thought" with Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, Director of Indigenous Studies at The Vancouver School of Theology.
- May 14th: “ Keys to Belonging, Wellness and Independence" with Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is an intercultural, multi-service agency that assists new Canadians in their Canadian journey.
Queenie Choo Bio:
Queenie immigrated to Canada in 1980 after completing her nursing studies in the UK. Since making Canada her home, Queenie has held many senior leadership positions in various large-scale organizations.
In 2012 Queenie moved to BC after being appointed as CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S, one of the largest non-profit social service organizations in Canada. Queenie has a unique ability to blend a rigorous and results-oriented approach with a genuine sensitivity to people. Under her leadership, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is an active advocate for multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion. In recognition of her experience, Queenie has been appointed to many related committees and councils. These include the Canadian Armed Forces’ Joint Task Force Pacific Advisory Council on Diversity; the RCMP Commanding Officer’s Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Board; In addition, Queenie has been invited by media and various government led roundtables, speaking strongly against racism and hate crime that have no place in our country, supporting our values of diversity and inclusion in Canada.
Queenie was a nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Excellence in Nursing Administration Award and the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award. In 2016, she was recognized by BCBusiness as one of BC’s 35 most influential women. In 2018, Queenie was awarded as the Power50 by the Vancouver Magazine. In addition, Queenie is first Chinese Canadian woman who is bestowed as the Honourary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.
Note: If you don't have access to the Zoom application on a computer, tablet or smart phone, Zoom presentations are also available by dialing in using a landline or cellphone. On the day and time of the course, call 778-907-2071 (within Metro Vancouver) and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode that were given after registering for the course. If you live outside of metro Vancouver, please look up the local phone number for your locationat https://zoom.us/u/akJIpJnoy (The calls are muted when you join the meeting, to unmute yourself, please press *6 (as per instructions on the phone).
Friday, April 09, 2021, 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM
2021 Monthly Diversity Lecture Series on Zoom: April to June (See below for a complete list of topics and information about using Zoom.)
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