3 October 2017

What is the relationship between diversity and economic prosperity? On 21 September, 2015 fellow Bessma Momani and 2015 mentor Jillian Stirk presented the findings and policy recommendations of a year-long research project that showed a positive correlation between workplace diversity, revenue and productivity in Canada. This finding has important implications for both federal policy and public discourse on issues of diversity, immigration, and the strength of the Canadian economy. How and why can diversity have a positive economic impact? What are areas for action, and what are the implications for Canada's future in a competitive global economy? This Trudeau/Big Thinking Lecture is now available online.

This event was presented in partnership with the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Erin Aylward

Erin Aylward (political science, University of Toronto) is analyzing the influence of advocacy and international diplomacy on public opinion and political action in Sub-Saharan Africa.

2015 Scholars

Bessma Momani

Professor Bessma Momani is an expert on global economic governance issues, Canadian foreign policy, Arab Spring, Arab Canadians and Arab youth.

2015 Fellows

Jillian Stirk

Retired after 30 years of service in the foreign service, she brings strategic expertise in foreign policy and multilateral negotiations.

2015 Mentors