The importance of integrating equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, anti-racism, and decolonization into our work is crucial. However, it can also seem very daunting in a very fast paced environment of tech. Join Trina Prince, Manager, Culture & Wellbeing from the Office of Equity and Inclusive Communities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, as they provide an introduction to the importance of committing to this work and how it is integral to IT culture, and some tips and tricks on how to make it feel like it isn't adding to the massive to do list that you already have.

Trina Prince, 2024 Summit Speaker

Trina Prince

Manager, Culture & Wellbeing in the Office of Equity & Inclusive Communities, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Trina (they/them) is a trans, non-binary, white, disabled, neurodivergent, fat person, with German and Polish ancestry. They grew up on Anishinabewaki and Algonquin territories, and they currently live on the lands of the Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam First Nations. Working for institutes such as Nipissing University and BCIT, Trina has devoted time to being actively involved in many meaningful initiatives which include supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ advocacy and celebration, reconciliation, accessibility, mental health, sexual assault awareness, and ending gender-based violence. Now, Trina is honoured to be the Manager, Culture and Wellbeing in the Office of Equity and Inclusive Communities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Outside of work, Trina has recently finished a 7-year term as the Board Chair for Salal Sexual Violence Support Centre. Most importantly, Trina is a very proud Entie to their 11 niblings. Trina absolutely loves orcas, dragons, Star Wars, LEGO, Titanic facts, dancing, and escape rooms. Trina tries to create safe(r) spaces everywhere they go and is a passionate advocate. They are looking forward to being in space with fellow learners.

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