Balance & Belonging Speaker Series


Diversity that matters: Exploring the language

2020-2021 Balance & Belonging Speaker Series - speaker #3

Diversity that matters: Exploring the language

presented by

Elizabeth Duret, CPHR
Senior Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, USask

The Black Lives Matter movement has sparked an awareness of the topics of inclusion, equity, anti-racism, anti-oppression, etc., but there is tension that exists between these concepts. This presentation will explore “diversity” concepts and provide some guidance on a way forward.

Elizabeth (Liz) Duret CPHR is a certified life skills coach, group facilitator, and holds her professional designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources. Liz joined the University of Saskatchewan human resources division in April 2015 as the Inclusion & Diversity Consultant with a strategic focus on Indigenous engagement. With over 20 years of human resources and consulting experience, Liz brings a wealth of experience, training, and passion to the work she does in the areas of inclusion & diversity, intercultural competency, and Indigenous engagement. Liz has presented and facilitated workshops locally, provincially and nationally.

In September 2019, Liz was selected as one of the 18 speakers to do a TEDx talk titled Diversity: It is an Inside Job at the University of Saskatchewan. It can be viewed at
_inside_job. The talk captures the essence of why Liz is so passionate about her work and what motivates her to make an impact.

On a more personal note, Liz is a proud Métis woman born and raised in Saskatoon, and has two grown sons and a very sweet rescue dog, named Oliver. She loves Saskatoon and is committed to making a difference for not only her sons but for her community.

All USask members are welcome and asked to RSVP to by Thursday, March 11.

Event Details

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM CST