This episode is released following International Student Week, and in honour of the Founding of the Ursulines 486 years ago. We honour our international legacy, our Ursuline roots, and the Ursulines. With this episode focused on hope and survival, we commit ourselves to education, awareness, and action against racism.
Journey with us as we explore our place in the world, unpacking current issues and gifts in discussion with Cecily Alexander, educator, author and academic writer, and share some of her perspectives and wisdom with you. Cecily moved to Canada over 50 years ago from Trinidad and Tobago. Cecily shares how we can make a difference for others as we explore her experiences immigrating to Canada and surviving hardships like racism and microaggressions in different stages of her life. She shares a look into her life in her book: Immigration, Race and Survival. From Trinidad to Canada: Living in Parallel Worlds.
"Her simple, frank writing style made me feel her pain and realize the incredible strength that victims of racism must have to survive." Andrew Camman
Cecily has her Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and specialized in Organizational Behaviour. She is guided in part by a passion for education, mentorship, raising awareness of racism, and allyship. She taught courses in Management, Principles of Management, Selected Topics in Management - including Diversity. and courses in Organizational Behaviour.
We are delighted to bring you this meaningful and critical conversation with Cecily Alexander.
Original Music by iain asio. Lead Artist, Album Art: Rebecca Seaby. Lead Artist, Logo: Xuanqiao ‘Flora’ Wang