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Guest: Rohene Bouajram

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Rohene Bouajram

Tune in to our conversation with Rohene Bouajram , October 25th at noon PST, to hear her views on offering racialized students support from an equity, not equality, perspective. Her article on this topic was recently published in University Affairs. You can read more here:

Currently Rohene Bouajram is the Associate Director, Strategic IBPOC Initiatives at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver where she provides strategic leadership and direction on embedding equity and inclusion and advancing anti-racism in policies, initiatives and programming for Indigenous, Black and Persons of Colour (IBPOC) students. She has an MA in Intercultural Communication, BA in Psychology and is certified as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Rohene has worked in areas related to equity and inclusion, intercultural dialogue, international recruitment, project management, ethical engagement, crisis intervention, policy evaluation and teaches courses related to Canadian immigration legislation. With over sixteen years of experience in post-secondary and international education, Rohene has coached and advised international students as an International Student Advisor and RCIC as well as led many teams at multiple Canadian educational institutions. Her excitement for holding space for courageous conversations often leads her to dive headfirst into opportunities to engage ethically and authentically in intercultural settings.

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Show Notes



Bouajram, Rohene. Other duties as assigned? August 24, 2021. University Affairs.


Listener Challenge 

“What step do you commit to doing differently today in support of your fellow racialized staff and students?”  Share your response in the blog Comments (see at the top of this post) or tweet your response #LunchableLearning #DS106Radio


Tools for Visuals or 

Arley Cruthers’ keynote “Choose Your Own Adventure”  and example of a presenter doing verbal alt-tags for their visuals.



I See You – Tyler Shaw

Redemption Song – Bob Marley and The Wailers

Freedom – Jon Battiste



Indigenous History in Burnaby Resource Guide



  1. leval

    Listener Challenge

    “What step do you commit to doing differently today in support of your fellow racialized staff and students?” Share your response in the blog Comments or tweet your response with the #LunchableLearning #DS106Radio

  2. leval

    Something I commit to doing differently is to support fellow racialized staff and students to be seen and to see themselves as leaders and innovators, not just in words but in actions by shining a light on their work, inviting them to our conversations, listening to their stories.

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