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We acknowledge that this event is on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We are grateful to the Musqueam people for the privilege of hosting the 2018 Diversity Conference on these lands.

The CNSA Diversity Committee is proud to present the 2018 Diversity Conference!

We expect this event to fill up quickly as seats are limited. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to reserve their seats in the main event room.

December 1st – All Day Event (8:30am to 6pm). We encourage you to attend the opening ceremonies at 8:30am.

UBC Vancouver Campus
Room 1201, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
2405 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam) Nation Territory

This conference is a scent-free event, to protect those who experience headaches, nausea, dizziness, and other harmful impacts due to scents. To create a safer space for those with autism, brain injuries, epilepsy, and other conditions, please refrain from flash photography and clapping. We request that, in lieu of clapping, participants flappause (wave their hands) to show appreciation for speakers.

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Building is accessible by transit and vehicle, with ample parking nearby and a bus stop out front. This is a wheelchair-accessible building. Please contact Amanda Goulding, CNSA Diversity Chair, at to reserve a wheelchair-friendly spot, or for inquiries regarding access and special considerations.

Accessibility Survey here:


0800 – 0830 am • Doors Open, Light breakfast and coffee provided
0830 – 0900 am • Opening Ceremony: Elder Roberta Price
0900 – 0955 am • Community Health Nursing Panel
1000 – 1055 am • How the Deaf Community Faces Barriers to Health Literacy and Healthcare
1100 – 1155 am • Perspectives on Homelessness
LUNCH – Light lunch and coffee is provided
1300 – 1325 pm • Opioids and Pregnancy
1330 – 1455 pm • Engaging Aboriginal People in Canada
1500 – 1625 pm • Why Nursing Needs Fat Politics
1630 – 1725 pm • Trans Intersections Panel
1730 – 1755 pm • Closing Ceremony
1800 pm • Doors Close

Entry is by donation. All proceeds will go to a charity, to be voted on and announced soon. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Virtual attendance by video conferencing will be available free of charge for those unable to attend live. Order your “Virtual Attendance” ticket and we will email you with the information to access it.

The Diversity Committee is comprised of nursing students across Canada who are passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the field of nursing.

Please contact Amanda Goulding, CNSA Diversity Chair, at with any questions regarding the Diversity Conference or the CNSA Diversity Committee. For more information, you can also go to