The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Club was launched in 2020 by Lily Bowman ’21 and Catherine Kim ’21. The students started meeting in the fall and have taken part in many initiatives since then.
Our Grade 9 and 10 Dance students were delighted to welcome Shakeil Rollock to their virtual classes multiple times over the past two weeks. Shakeil has guided the students in dance workshops based in Afro-Fusion and SoCa.
On Thursday, March 25, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, a notable Canadian interdisciplinary artist, joined the Grade 9 Integrate Arts class to discuss her work and share her creative experiences. Cheryl is of Cree, Metis, German and Polish descent, and has family ties to the Papaschase First Nation and Kikino Metis Settlement in Alberta.
Ms. Brown’s Grade 10 English class recently welcomed Maurice Switzer ’63 for a discussion about the legacy of Residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.
Lily '21 shares how a group of 15 students have been working on an initiative to hold opportunities for conversation and education surrounding important topics in our community, including our first Virtual Summer Student Community Gathering.
Students in the PAGE (Passionate Advocates for Gender Equity) group are currently recruiting artists to participate in their OurStory art exhibition on May 8, 2021. The exhibition aims to ignite conversations in our community about gender equity by representing gender discrimination through artwork.
Over the weekend, LCS students and staff set up a Nowruz (Persian New Year) Haft-Sin Table for our community to learn from and enjoy. This idea came fully to life with the help of Matthew ’23 and Doga ’24.
At LCS, one of our core values is individuality. “By celebrating the unique gifts and qualities brought by the individual to the community, we encourage the development of personal values in the context of responsibility to the community and to oneself.”
On Friday, February 12th, Lakefield College School held its fourth annual Chinese Food and Culture Festival. This year, the festival overlapped with the Lunar New Year, making for an even more exciting celebration.
LCS students will be joining discussions about diversity, equity, inclusion, and leadership with their peers from other independent schools at the You Belong: Leadership and Diversity Summit on Friday, February 19, 2021, hosted by Bishop Strachan School.
In light of Black History Month, some LCS students and staff members would like to share some helpful resources to learn more about the legacy of influential Black Canadians and also celebrate the work Black Canadians are doing today.
On Saturday, February 6, 2021, LCS students attended the virtual World Affairs Conference hosted by Upper Canada College. At this event, students learned about current global issues and heard from industry professionals about current trends and their predictions for the future of business, society, and the planet.
February is Black History Month in Canada, an annual observance that takes place to honour the legacy of Black Canadians. As a community we are embracing the opportunity to explore and celebrate its significance.