OTTAWA – The Carleton University Department of Recreation and Athletics will host an equity, diversity and inclusion speaker series this winter. The three-part series will span January to March with sessions featuring Brock McGillis, Osvaldo Jeanty and Nadia Doucoure.
The series kicks off on Monday, January 22, 2024, with the first openly gay men’s professional hockey player and leading activist in the LGBTQ+ space, Brock McGillis. Brock’s passion lies with creating shifts and shift makers. His continuous work to shift the conversation around sports and the LGBTQ+ community earned him recognition as one of The Hockey News 100 most influential people in hockey for 2022, 2023 and 2024.
The talk which is open to all members of the Carleton community will begin shortly after 12:00 p.m. in the Ravens’ Nest, Alumni Hall. Registration for this session is free and now open.
In February, Ravens Hall of Fame member Osvaldo Jeanty will return to the Ravens’ Nest to talk about his journey as a black student-athlete, the challenges he faced in and out of his basketball career and how he’s found success in life after basketball.
The speaker series will wrap up in March with the return of Nadia Doucoure. Nadia’s journey from Paris, France to the sidelines of the Ottawa Redblacks, making her one of only two full-time female coaches in the CFL last season. Doucoure will speak to her winding path in football, the challenges and resistance she’s faced in her career and her vision for the future of women in football and sport.
Registration for all three events will be free and open to members of the Carleton University community, including students, staff and faculty.
About Carleton Athletics:
As the home of varsity and recreation at Carleton University, we envision an inclusive vibrant community in which everyone creates, shares and enjoys resources and relationships equitably and equally.