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Intercultural communication, equity, diversity and inclusion training guide

This guide provides a starting point to learn about intercultural communication, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the educational setting.  For information on inclusive classrooms, check the section on "College and university - creating inclusive classrooms, curriculum, and pedagogy", for resources on anti-racism or difficult dialogues, check the sections, "Anti-racism" and  "Selected resources from Universities." 

Looking for more? The SFU Library has also partnered with The Provost's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative to develop an EDI resource guide

For assistance with library research, please contact Moninder Lalli, or  Ask a librarian.

Definitions and terminology

Links below provide information on equity, diversity and human rights.

When searching, it is helpful to think about variations in terminology. 

Intercultural

You may wish to search for these terms and their variations: collectivism, cross-cultural, cultural competence, cultural literacy, cultural sensitivity, diversity, ethnocentrism, ethno-relativism, individualism, intercultural, intercultural competence, multicultural, etc.

Diversity

You may wish to search for these terms and their variations: ability, class, disability, diversity, ethnicity, gay, gender, homosexual, lesbian, LGBT, LGBTQ, queer, race, transgender, visible minorities, etc.

Databases for journal articles and videos

Databases below can be searched to find journal articles on intercultural communication and diversity issues. You may want to start with two databases: Education Source & PsycInfo.

Videos

Intercultural communication and diversity training

This section provides guidance on finding books on intercultural communication and diversity training.

    Selected authors

    These authors have written multiple books which have influenced intercultural communication and training. Use the "Browse by author" (change the default "Title" to "Author) to find books by a particular author:

    Selected resources on intercultural communication training

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

    Selected books:

    College and university - creating inclusive classroom, curriculum and pedagogy

    Canadian Institutes for Health Research: Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada - CIHR
    National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC): Framework on Equity, Diversity and InclusionDimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): Gender-based analysis plus, Indigenous Research, Research Story - SSHRC-funded research calls for greater commitment to equity in higher eduction

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

    Selected books:

    Abilities, ableism, disabilities

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

    Selected books:

    Anti-racism

    Canadian Human Rights Commission. Human rights, What are human rightsWhat is discrimination, What is harrassment
    Canadian Heritage. Anti-racism resources, Deepening Understanding, Developing Ideas: A Cross-Country Conversation on Anti-Racism
    Statistics Canada. Aboriginal peoplesGender diversity and inclusion statistics, Immigration and ethnocultural diversitySex of person (definitions)

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

    Selected authors:

    Selected books:

    Gender and sexual identity

    Canadian Human Rights Commission. LGBTQ2I Rights, Human rights, What are human rightsWhat is discrimination, What is harrassment
    Statistics Canada. Gender diversity and inclusion statistics, Sex of person (definitions)
    Canadian Heritage. Anti-racism resources, Deepening Understanding, Developing Ideas: A Cross-Country Conversation on Anti-Racism

    SFU Rotunda libraries - The catalogue provides access to book collections available through Out On Campus, The Women's Centre, and SFPRIG

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

    Selected books:

    Indigenous

    SFU Library guide: First Nations Research Resources
    Xwi7xwa Research Guides, UBC Library - by topic
    University of Saskatchewan Library:  IPortal - Indigenous Studies Research Tool
    UBC Indigenous Foundations Portal -- an overview of First Nations history and current issues
    SFU: Walk this Path With Us: Report of the SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council. Walk this Path With Us Report

    Government of Canada. Indigenous peoples
    National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
    Reconciliation Canada 
    Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
    Canadian Human Rights Commission. Indigenous Rights, Human rights, What are human rightsWhat is discrimination, What is harrassment
    Canadian Heritage. Anti-racism resources, Deepening Understanding, Developing Ideas: A Cross-Country Conversation on Anti-Racism
    Statistics Canada. Aboriginal peoples
    Library and Archives Canada. Indigenous heritage
    British Columbia.  Aboriginal Policy and Practice Framework (APPF), Culture and Language, Indigenous post-secondary education and training, Phonetic Pronunciation Guide

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

    Selected books:

    International students

    Statistics Canada.  Find statistics and other publications by searching: "international students"

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

    Selected books:

    Experiential activities and games

    Thiagi Group ( Sivasailam Thiagarajan) - website by creator of the game, "Barnga"
    University of Southern California. The MSW@USC Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege, Icebreaker: Respect Activity

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

      Selected books:

    Videos on intercultural communication and diversity

    United Nations. Videos. Global Issues: Topics and Issues (Decolonization, Human Rights, Persons with Disabilities, Women, etc.)

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

    Selected resources:

    Selected journals

    K-12 intercultural communication and diversity

    British Columbia. Indigenous Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Bullying
    Xwi7xwa Research Guides, UBC Library - by topic Indigenous Education K-12

    Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

    Selected books:

    Selected websites:

      Selected intercultural studies and diversity workshops, webinars, certificates and degrees

      This section lists a few institutions for obtaining credentials.

      Canada

      United States

      Associations and organizations

      Government information

      This section suggests resources related to human rights, multiculturalism, discrimination, diversity and equity issues.

      British Columbia

      Canada

      International

      Special topics

      Selected resources from universities

      Selected resources on diversity in libraries

      Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic.  Limit the search results by "Resource type" (such as "Books" or "Audio Visual") or by "Subject", see examples, below:

      ("library science" OR librarianship AND (anti-racis* OR diversity OR inclusi* OR equity OR aborig* OR minorit*)
        Limited by selected "Subjects"

      Selected books:

      Selected resources on diversity and the media

      Do a SFU Library Catalogue Search on your topic and then limit the search results by "Subject", see examples, below:

      Selected books:

      Selected websites: