Nov 26

Ritu Bhasin Wins City of Toronto’s William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations

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PRESS RELEASE 

 

RITU BHASIN WINS CITY OF TORONTO’S 

WILLIAM P. HUBBARD AWARD FOR RACE RELATIONS

 

Toronto, Ontario – Ritu Bhasin, LL.B. MBA is the recipient of the City of Toronto’s 2014 William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations, for her continuing efforts to improve race relations in the city of Toronto.

 

“This is the reason that I chose to commit my life’s work to advocating for the voices of difference, for those of us who experience oppression because of our cultural identities,” said Ritu, who is the Founder and Principal ofbhasin consulting inc. “I want my actions to contribute to the collective experience of breaking down barriers for all. But more importantly, I want everyone who feels different or ‘less than’ because of their race, to feel elevated, empowered, and beautiful in their skin.”

 

The City of Toronto will present the 2014 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards in recognition of Human Rights Day on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014. These awards will be presented to seven recipients who have made a significant impact on the lives of Torontonians through their work to eliminate barriers to equality and discrimination.

 

The William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations was established in 1989 and is named in honour of one of Toronto’s first African-Canadian Councillors, William P. Hubbard, who was first elected in 1894. The City gives this Award to a person whose outstanding achievement and commitment has fostered a positive race relations environment in Toronto and has encouraged others to become actively involved in the elimination of racism and prejudice. All recipients must be residents of the city of Toronto.

 

Ritu thanks the City of Toronto for their continued support of her work.

 

Social Media: 

On Twitter: @Ritu_Bhasin

On LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ritubhasin/

 

For more information, contact Sarah Israel, Client Relations Coordinator at 416.821.3554 or sarah@bhasinconsulting.com.

 

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Nov 19

Ritu named as a “2012 Canadian Diversity Champion” by Women Of Influence

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Women Of Influence names Ritu a “2012 Canadian Diversity Champion”. Read about the Women Of Influence’s “2012 Diversity Champions” here.

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Nov 7

Ritu named as one of “Five Canadian Diversity Thought Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter”

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Maytree Foundation names Ritu one of “Five Canadian Diversity Thought Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter”, a great honour: Maytree article. Follow Ritu on Twitter here: @Ritu_Bhasin.

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Oct 15

Multiculturalism and Diversity Podcast – Ritu interviewed on Toronto FM 89.5′s CIUT “Beyond the Headlines” radio show – October 10, 2012

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In October on Toronto FM 89.5′s CIUT “Beyond the Headlines” radio show, Ritu discussed key leadership skills for diversity work, the difference between diversity and inclusion in organizations, the advantages of new diversity tools such as Mivoko, a name pronunciation tool that puts a voice to everyone’s name, and ongoing barriers to cultural integration. Listen here (start at 25 minutes into the broadcast).

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Sep 14

Video of Ritu discussing the importance of Cultural Intelligence in leadership development and building team relationships – September 2012

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Watch Ritu give an interview on the importance of Cultural Intelligence in leadership development and building team relationships to NextGen Leaders – Watch Video

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Aug 16

Sikhs Have Been Living in Fear of Hate Crimes Since 9/11 – Ritu’s commentary in The Globe and Mail – August 8, 2012

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Last week, Ritu’s commentary on the recent Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara shooting was published in The Globe and Mail’s Comment section. Read here.

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Aug 8

Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara Shooting – Ritu interviewed on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning Show – August 7, 2012

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Yesterday on CBC Radio’s award winning morning radio show, Metro Morning, Ritu discussed the Sikh-Canadian perspective on the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, its impact on the Sikh community, and the importance of addressing hatred in society. Listen here.

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Jul 31

Career Limiting Cursing – Ritu interviewed on CBC Radio’s Here and Now Toronto – July 30, 2012

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Yesterday on CBC Radio’s Here and Now Toronto, Ritu spoke about a recent study examining the effects of swearing in the workplace, including its impact on your career advancement. Listen here.

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May 14

Lying on Your Resume – Ritu’s latest episode on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning Show – May 14, 2012

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Today on CBC Radio’s award winning morning radio show, Metro Morning, Ritu discussed the dangers of lying on your resume: Listen here.

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May 12

“DIVERSITY IN LAW” LEARNING DEVELOPMENT SERIES – Breakfast Workshop – July 18, 2012

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A Diversity and Intercultural Competence learning series specifically designed for Directors of Legal Professionals, Diversity Committee Chairs, Law Firm and Legal Department Management members.

The next DIVERSITY IN LAW Workshop will focus on BIAS – “Facing the Elephant in the Room: Identifying and Addressing Bias in Legal Workplaces”.

At this breakfast workshop on July 18, 2012, we will explore:
• What is bias: forms of bias; scientific research; impact on talent management
• How to raise self awareness about individual biases and micro-inequities
• How to raise awareness about institutional bias within legal environments
• Recommendations for how to effectively address bias

For more information, please visit bci upcoming events.

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