21 September 2017 - 7:30am

Parliamentary Restaurant, Centre Block (6th Floor), Parliament Building

What is the relationship between diversity and economic prosperity? Join 2015 fellow Bessma Momani and 2015 mentor Jillian Stirk in their Trudeau Conference / Big Thinking lecture, as they present the results and policy recommendations from a year-long research project that shows a positive correlation between workplace diversity, revenue and productivity in Canada. This finding has important implications for both federal policy and public discourse on issues of diversity, immigration, and the strength of the Canadian economy. How and why can diversity have a positive economic impact? What are areas for action, and what are the implications for Canada's future in a competitive global economy? 

Speakers will be introduced by 2015 scholar Erin Aylward. This Big Thinking lecture will take place in English, with simultaneous interpretation available via cell phone. This event is presented in partnership with the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Bessma Momani

Professor Bessma Momani is an expert on global economic governance issues, Canadian foreign policy, Arab Spring, Arab Canadians and Arab youth.

2015 Fellows

Jillian Stirk

Retired after 30 years of service in the foreign service, she brings strategic expertise in foreign policy and multilateral negotiations.

2015 Mentors

Erin Aylward

Erin Aylward (political science, University of Toronto) is analyzing the influence of advocacy and international diplomacy on public opinion and political action in Sub-Saharan Africa.

2015 Scholars