Evita Basilio


I am a Clinical Dietitian working at a hospital in downtown Toronto within both inpatient and outpatient areas.

I was born and raised between the U.A.E and India and moved to Canada to do my BSc. in Dietetics. Over the years I realized the education and profession as a whole does not represent the diverse patient population we serve. Most university courses teach healthy eating through a Eurocentric lens with limited training on culturally appropriate nutrition interventions.

Change is difficult to implement quickly and effectively, but as awareness of current racial justice issues increase, I am hopeful about making progress in this area. Within my current workplace, we are creating a space that can explore systemic racism in the field of dietetics and the role of mentorship for BIPOC students, share training on cultural competence, review inclusion resources and tools, and work toward being intentional about encouraging inclusive and diverse spaces.

Trinique Waters


My name is Trinique (Stallings) Waters and I’m a Registered Dietitian living in Philadelphia, PA with my wife and our two pets. I attended La Salle University and completed their Coordinated Program in Dietetics, graduating in 2016.

I have a great love for community nutrition and nutrition education! The majority of the people I serve look like me, in the sense that they’re African American. I know that this makes a huge impact on the professional relationship that we build together.

Food is so cultural and personal. It’s imperative to recognize and respect the cultural differences or similarities between you and the people you serve in order to see those cultural foods as much more than just protein, fats and carbs. Healthy eating should consist of foods that nourish us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. If you really take the time to understand people and champion who they are, you will be able to empower them in all of these ways.


BScFN, MHSc, ’21

Hi everyone! My name is Yasmine and I am a second year graduate student at Ryerson in the Masters of Nutrition Communication program. I’ve had a wide range of experience within research including nutrigenomics, lung disease, transplant patients, and low socioeconomic status and their effects on nutrition! My parents immigrated from Lebanon to Canada to find opportunity, I am a first generation Lebanese-Canadian. My culture has greatly influenced my food choices, since we grew up eating food from our garden, and a lot of homemade food (doughs, cheese, etc). My experience with diversity in dietetics includes research on refugees, Black, Indigenous, and POC health and how these populations are at a great disadvantage. Within my current job, I am a part of a committee that aims to improve knowledge of employees in terms of anti-racism and diversity. I am looking forward to starting my dietetic internship in September so I am able to be a part of the change in diversity in dietetics!

Confession #3

In the fall semester of 2nd year, I got one of my friends to volunteer with me for a private-practice dietitian. The goal of this was to help younger kids become more familiar in a kitchen setting, food prep and learn about nutrition and safety. I would like to preface that both of us were the only East Asians among the 4 volunteers, and that the dietitian was pregnant at the time.

Both of us had experienced hostility from this dietitian, especially me over the course of a few days.

It was my very first time dealing with kids and so I was expecting to learn many things. We had to travel more than an hour to get to the site in the snow, and sometimes in a blizzard. We thought, “this HAS to be worth it! Let’s do this.” But unfortunately, this was not the case.

There was a time where each of us had to supervise a small group of kids when prepping food. I noticed that my group was a bit behind in the recipe making, and I told one kid, “hurry! You’re almost done!” and the dietitian stared at me with a ‘WTF’ face. She told me that I shouldn’t tell a kid to hurry up because they could potentially hurt themselves by accident or feel really pressured. I took that lesson to heart, and she was right – I still think about those words today. However, after this, it just became hostile.

We made pasta from scratch one time. The noodles were already in the pot beginning to boil. I saw it boil over and it was my very first time seeing this happen, so I didn’t know what to do. I quickly called her over since she was the closest one to me, who was only a few steps away. She rushed over and turned off the stove and yelled at me while cussing, “well then F***ING TURN OFF THE STOVE THEN!! S***”, while my friend was there as well.

Luckily, no kids were in the kitchen since they were outside playing. I just stood there frozen not saying anything with a blank mind. I was surprised that someone even said that to me. I felt terrible because I was expected to know everything, and she was pregnant! How dare my lack of knowledge on the stove piss off a pregnant woman – I thought.

An hour-ish later, a kid wanted some milk so I went into the kitchen wanting to find a cup for them but I didn’t know where the cups were. I asked one of the volunteers there and she didn’t know either. So I just built up my courage and asked the dietitian where they were, even though I was terrified that she was going to yell at me some more. She gave me a very dismissive groan and said, “it’s up there…” in a tone where she expected me to know where everything was and just walked away – she didn’t even look at me.

How do you expect every nutrition student to know what to do in a kitchen setting? I am not only there to guide kids, I’m also there to learn, and I still am. In my first year, I knew some people who didn’t even know how to chop veggies but I didn’t judge them. Everyone starts somewhere.

My friend agreed for me to quote her brief passive aggressive experience from the dietitian:

“I remember we were all cooking/cleaning and all the kids ran out to the gym and not even a second later, she looked at me and was like, “can we make sure someone is outside watching them?” in such a passive aggressive tone…like…there’s a group out there already….”

The last incident happened when we were baking. I was in a group with my friend and the recipe told us to use Greek Yogurt. So we got the “GREEK YOGURT’ from the fridge. Once we got to our station before using it, the dietitian came over and said “GIRLS?? What is this?” We just stood there and said “Greek yogurt…?” and she says, “no, that’s not what it says”. I said confidently, “yes it is” and I pointed to the lid that said “Greek yogurt”. She then saw that the lid was misplaced and that we were actually using vanilla yogurt.

She told us, “girls, you guys ALWAYS have to read the food label…you guys are nutrition professionals” in the sternest way. She finally realized that it wasn’t us who mismatched it, but her intern, who is white. She went to the intern’s table and just told her she mixed it up and told her in a nicer and kind way not to do it again.

If it was us who mismatched it, what would she have done? Was using the wrong yogurt going to make a huge difference? We were just making donuts. Clearly, nobody was allergic to any of the ingredients since we used both for different recipes. Why was she so aggressive when talking to us, but when it came to her intern, her tone changed completely?

I just remembered at the very end, she told us “Wow! You guys have to commute so long to get here! Well…I hope it was worth it for you guys..?!” No, it was not.

I felt extremely discouraged at my time there, and it wasn’t even a full week – it was 5 days.

Angela Le

BASc, ’21

My name is Angela Le and I am currently entering my fourth year of studying nutrition at the University of Guelph. I am a woman of Vietnamese origin with strong cultural roots. I was raised in Mississauga for the majority of my life, prior to residing in Guelph. There have been many instances where I have struggled feeling out of place being a minority growing up. In the past, I would often feel self-conscious that the meals I brought to school were unfamiliar to my peers, to where I would reject my own cultural food during my adolescent years. Initially entering the field of nutrition, I was afraid there would be little representation and exposure to different ethnic food practices and cuisines. I was delighted to encounter students in school, professional settings, and on social media within this field that were passionate about their individuality and enjoyed sharing their own cultural foods and teachings.

Due to my experiences, I feel a stronger desire to share my culture with the world and experience the culture of others. I believe representation, diversity, and embracing uniqueness within this field is incredibly important, as we encounter individuals from all places and walks of life. I believe there is so much that can be learnt from each other, and I am incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by those that are kind and inclusive. I am excited for what the future holds in the field of dietetics and what is to be shared and discovered.

Norine Khalil


Hi there! Norine here – when Christabel asked me to be featured on this incredible platform, I was a) immediately ready and willing to do anything for this girl because she’s amazing, and b) overwhelmed with panic because I realized I hadn’t really thought about being a woman of colour in the nutrition world.

I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for almost 9 years now (wow.), and my career has taken on many faces over the years. Most recently, I co-founded One Elephant Integrative Health Team with two incredible women, and we are proud to be a women-of-color-led clinic in Oakville. Our diverse team represents exactly who we are and what we stand for – inclusivity, community, and integrative wellness.

Being a woman of colour in our field was…uncommon when I started out. I was one of two in my program. Just two. I was born in Alberta where my family lived for almost 20 years, and moved overseas at a young age. That experience afforded me a childhood full of diversity and cultural awareness.

Food is all about connection, and discussing food requires a certain level of connection as well. I can sense the walls come down with my patients when they feel that connection because of our shared cultural background, or just the comfort in knowing that I understand their norms and their cuisine. That unspoken understanding is invaluable, and something that I feel has strengthened my practice and my love for my job each and every day.

Food Insecurity in America

Food Insecurity is the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints.

How does it impact us?
Food insecurity can cause difficulty managing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and mood disorders. It can also cause malnutrition (excess or deficiency of nutrients in diet), poor mental health and obesity.

Who does it affect?

  • 1 in 9 Americans are affected by food insecurity. This accounts for over 37 million people, including over 11 million children.
  • 27.8% of female lone parent families
  • 7% of couples with children
  • 15.9% of male lone parent families

The COVID-19 Pandemic has left millions without employment, resulting in a predicted 54.3 million Americans vulnerable to food insecurity this year.

Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia are affected by food insecurity above the national average

Coleman-Jensen, A., et al. (2019). Household Food Security in the United States in 2018. U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. Available online at: https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/94849/err-270.pdf?v=963.1
Feeding America. (2020). The Impact of Coronavirus on Food Insecurity. Retrieved August 16, 2020, from https://www.feedingamerica.org/research/coronavirus-hunger-research

Alisha Buttar

BSc, ’22

I’m a Dietetics Student at the University of British Columbia which is on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. I balance a Research Assistant position and a handful of extracurriculars activities.

I am a Punjabi, South Asian womxn who grew up in a town with virtually no people of colour. I grew resilient and comfortable being the only person of colour in a room. However, as an adult, I am doing a lot of unlearning and relearning on what a strong diverse team, profession and community should look like.

I am thrilled to witness, uplift and advocate alongside my peers for a more diverse profession. #diversitymatters.

Classes About Race

At Accredited Ontario Dietetic Universities

Note: Not all courses referenced below relate directly to racism, but perhaps racial issues BIPOC individuals experience, may improve cultural humility and other diversity initiatives.

More and more BIPOC students are choosing to join nutrition programs and I believe the first step to cultural competency is through education. Being taught by scholars in academia about issues that relate to our community is necessary to remove the implicit biases that society ingrains in us.

Ryerson University:

Open Elective Courses:

CRB600: Postcolonial Caribbean Society
CRM202: Victims and the Criminal Process
CRM206: Race, Ethnicity and Justice
CRM318: Violence and Communities
CRM400: Indigenous Governance/Justice
CRM402: Criminal Justice and Social Inequality
ENG413: Literature and Colonization
ENG 942: Decolonizing Literature
GEO520: Inequalities in Urban Neighborhoods
HIS238: Canada to 1885: Creating a Nation
HIS107: Colonization, Colonialism and Independence
HIS248: American History to 1877
HIS338: Canada since 1885: Defining a Nation
HIS462: Introduction to the Islamic World
HIS556: Colonial Africa
HS762: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1757-1947
HIS854: African-American History
HIS886: The British Empire and the World
MUS501: Music of World Cultures
POG313: The Politics of Race and Ethnicity
INP914: Diversity in Non-Profits
PHL420: Philosophy, Diversity and Recognition
PHL 501: Oppression and the Critique of Power
POG110: Power and Influence in Canadian Politics
POG410: Canadian Urban Politics
POL688: Colonialism and Imperialism
POL129: Immigration and Settlement in Canada
PPA124: Indigenous Politics and Governance
PSY940: Prejudice and Discrimination
PSY941: Cross Cultural Psychology
SOC300: Sociology of Equity and Diversity
SOC525: Media and Images of Inequality
SOC605: Families: Difference and Diversity
SOC941: Colonialism and Racialization
CMN406: Communication in an Indigenous Context
CMN443: Contemporary Intercultural Communication
JRN400: Critical Issues in Journalism
NNS350: Reporting on Indigenous Issues
RTA893: Social Justice Meida: Innovators, Creators
RTA939: Indigenous Media
NPF504: Technology, Culture and Communication
THD220: Latin American Dance Forms
THF316: The Global Stage
CLD447: Equity Issues in Ontario ECE
CLD448: Childhood in a Global Context
CLD450: Indigenous Early Learning
ENH429: International Health
INT910: First Nations Issues
INT911: International Community Development
INT913: Issues of Migration
INT914: Settlement Experiences
INT922: Intro to Aboriginal Worldviews
MWF108: Aboriginal Childbearing
SWP900: Race and Ethnicity
SWP907: Inequality, Oppression and Health
SWP929: Working in Marginalized Communities
SWP935: Engaging Diverse Communities
MHR600: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ITM735: ICT and Diversity Management

Lower Liberal Studies:
DST300: Whose Lives Matter?
ENG203: The Literature of Indigenous People
ENG212: Cultures in Crisis
GEO206: Regions, Nations and the Global Community
HST119: Rise of Empires: History Through Film
HST110: US History: Colonial Era to 1877
HST112: East Meets West: Asia in the World
HST119: Rise of Empires: History Through Film
HST147: Introduction to South Asian Civilization
HST219: Decolonization: History Through Film
HST380: Great Lakes Indigenous/Colonial History
REL100: Introduction to World Religions
SOC103: How Society Works
SOC108: Indigenous Peoples and Decolonization

Upper Liberal Studies:
CRB501: Racism and Caribbean People in Canada
FRS602: French Caribbean Literature and Culture
GEO509: Food, Place and Identity
HST522: Middle East: 1908 to the Present
HST523: Colonial South Asia, 1757-1947
HST533: Africa Before 1850
HST570: African American History
HST580: Indigenous North America to 1763
HST657: Culture/Politics of Difference in the US
HST811: The Holocaust
PHL614: Philosophy of Human Rights
POL540: Issues in Third World Politics
PSY807: Psychology of Prejudice
SOC507: Race and Ethnicity in Canadian Society
SPN704: Latin American Culture I
SWP505: Critical Eq. and Movements of Resistance

University of Guelph:

ANTH2230: Regional Ethnography
ANTH2660: Contemporary Indigenous Peoples in Canada
ANTH3650: Anthropology of Indigenous Peoples Before Canada
ANTH4440: Culture, Rights and Development
ARTH2050: Modern Latin American Art
ARTH2060: Indigenous Arts in the Americas
ARTH3220: Nationalism & Identity in Art
CHIN2010: Chinese Language and Culture
EDRD3400: International Communication
ENGL2040: Latina/o Literature and Cultural Production
ENGL2640: Culture, Location, Identity: Minoritized Literatures in Canada and Beyond
ENGL3340: British Imperial Culture
ENGL3540: Writing the United States
ENGL3760: The Atlantic World
ENGL1200: Reading the Contemporary World
ENGL2130: Seminar: Literature and Social Change
ENGL2190: Queer Literatures and Cultures
ENGL2310: Vampires, Ghosts and Mummies: Literature and the Supernatural
ENGL3630: Writing Canada: Forging the Nation
FRHD2400: Introduction to Human Services
FRHD4310: Professional Issues
GEOG3050: Development and the City
HIST1010: Early Modern Europe
HIST1150: The Modern World
HIST2090: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
HIST2160: 9/11 in Historical Perspective
HIST2300: The United States since 1776
HIST2340: Slavery and Migrations in the Atlantic World
HIST2890: Early Islamic World
HIST2910: Modern Asia
HIST2920: Republican Latin America
HIS3070: Modern India
HIST3080: United States in the World
HIST3150: History and Culture of Mexico
HIST3180: Canada Since 1945
HIST3230: Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668
HIST3320: Modern China
HIST3360: History and Culture of Brazil
HIST3370: Canada and the First World War
HIST3380: British Imperialism in Asia and Africa
HIST3390: Governments and Indigenous Spaces
HIST3580: Women’s History in Asia
HIST3590: Ancient & Medieval India
HIST3640: Madness and Psychiatry
HIST3660: Canadian Social History
HIST3830: Modern Middle East
HIST3840: The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923
HIST4080: Indigenous Resistance Writing and Movements
HIST4100: Africa and the Slave Trade
HIST4180: American Identities
HIST4270: Topics in Modern Asia
HIST4820: Images, Conflict and Politics in the Middle East
HTM2740: Cultural Aspects of Food
HUMN3470: Holocaust and WWII in German Lit. & Film
INDG1100: Indigenous Language and Culture
ISS2000: Asia
ISS3270: India Studies in Social Science
ISS3300: Latin America Studies in Social Sciences
IDEV1000: Understanding Development and Global Inequalities
IDEV2400: Development, Social Justice and Human Rights
MUS2150: Music and Popular Culture
POLS4060: Advanced Topics Lecture in Law and Politics
POLS3210: The Constitution and Canadian Federalism
POLS3890: Government and Politics of India
PSYC3350: Cross-Cultural Psychology
SOC3730: Courts and Society
SOC4410: Women, Work and Public Policy
SOAN2290: Identities and Cultural Diversity
SOAN2400: Introduction to Gender Systems
SOAN3250: Social Change in Latin America
SPAN1100: Introductory Spanish
WMST2000: Women and Representation

University of Ottawa: **

3319: Cross-Cultural Management
3719: Gestation Comparée
4336: Occupational Health and Safety
4736: Santé et sécurité au travail
5331: Human Resource Management
5731 Gestion des Ressources Humaines
6336: Employment and Pay Equity
6736: Équité en matière d’emploi et équité salariale

1101: Social and Cultural Anthropology
1501 Anthropologie sociale et culturelle
2113: Techniques, Cultures and Environments
2126: Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples
2513: Techniques, cultures et milieux
3128/3528: Political Anthropology
3132/3532: Psychological Anthropology
3140/3540: Cultures, Societies and Identity
3307: Contemporary Japanese Society
3340/3740: Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean
3342/3742: Anthropology of Africa
3344/3744: Anthropology of South Asia
3345/3745: Anthropology of the Maghreb and the Middle East
4135/4535: Food and Food Systems
6103/6503: The ”Culture” Question in Anthropology
6104: Indigeneities

Art, Music and Theatre:
2101/2501: Arabic Culture I
2102/2502: Arabic Culture II
3901: Administration of Artistic and Cultural Organizations I
3902: Administration of Artistic and Cultural Organizations II

Asian Studies:
3110/3510: Selected Topics in East Asian Culture
3111/3511: East Asian Cinemas

1300/1700: The Human Animal

Biomedical Science:
4537: Génétique évolutive humaine

Bilingualism Studies:
5108/5508: The Politics of Language, Power and Identity: Canada and the World
5109/5509: Bilingualism in the Workplace
5107/5507: Planification et politique linguistiques au Canada

Canadian Studies:
3100/3500: Histories and Perceptions of History in Canada

5130/5530: Diversity in the Workplace: Communication Challenges
5131/5590: Organizational Communication Theories
5190 Media, Identity and Diversity

Conflict Studies and Human Rights:
1100/1500: Introduction to the Study of Conflicts and Human Rights

2305/2705: Police in Modern Society
3322 Indigenous Peoples and Justice
4319/4719: Criminology and Popular Cultures
3330/3730: Racialization, Racism and the Criminal Justice System
2305: Police in Modern Society
2312: Crime, Harm and the State
4302/4702: Abolitionism and the Criminal Justice System
4306: Socio-Politics of Incarceration
4320: Social Justice in Action
4323: Immigration, Social Control, and Criminalization

1103/1503: Economic Issues of Indigenous Peoples
3148/3548: Introduction to Regional and Urban Economics

5221: Historical Narratives and Education
5222: Ethnographies in Education
5466: Racism and Antiracism in Education
6421 Public Memory, Lived Histories and Education
6203: Learning and Literacies
6504: Éducation dans une perspective historique
6652: Littératie et diversité
6670 Counselling et orientation auprès des groupes minoritaires
6470: Multicultural Counselling
5244: Bilingual, Multilingual and Minority Contexts of Language Education
5357/5757: Current Issues in Mathematics Education
5581: Sciences et diversités
5583 Créativité et éducation
6373: Education of Marginalized Youth
6429: Pedagogies of Difference
3142: Learning Theories and Practices in Inclusive Classrooms

2117: Multicultural Literatures
4189: Postcolonial Literatures: Seminar
2142 World Literatures in English

5144: Global Health Epidemiology and Practice
5145: Globalization and Health Equity

Film Studies:
3101/3501: Cinema, Nation and Identity
3121/3521: African Cinema
3123/3523: Indigenous Cinema
4150: Seminar in World Cinemas

French Studies:
2520: Cultures et littératures francophones dans le monde
4585: Dynamiques interculturelles

2108/2508: Contested Places
3309 Social Landscapes of Métis Communities
4532: Lieux, cultures et pouvoir
5510: Espaces et lieux entre société et culture

2100: Psychosocial Aspects of Aging

Health Studies:
1101/1501: Determinants of Health
2516: La santé des francophones en situation minoritaire

2105: History of the Jews in Canada
2130: The Peopling of North America
2153: The United States from 1945 to the Present
2160 History of the Middle East from World War I
2170/2570: Latin America, Colonial Period
2171/2571: Latin America, Modern Period
2175/2575: Southeast Asian Civilizations to the 18th Century
2177/2577: History of East Asia from Antiquity to 1600
2300: Global Environmental History
2307: History of the Native Peoples in Canada, from the origins to the present
2376/2776: The African Past
3328: The Holocaust

Human Kinetics:
3118/3518: Recreation, Sport and Community Development

Indigenous Languages:
1901: Elementary Indigenous Language Course I
1902: Elementary Indigenous Language Course II

Indigenous Studies:
1101/1501: Introduction to Indigenous Studies
2101/2501: Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples
3103/3503: Indigenous Spiritualities in the Americas
4102/4502: Contemporary Indigenous Political Thought
4115/4515: Learning on the Land

2101: Introduction to Japanese Culture
1901: Introduction to Japanese I
Introduction to Japanese II

2119/2519: Protection of Rights and Freedoms
2120/2520: Law and Social Justice
2303/2703: Legal Aspects of Human Rights
3112/3512: Human Rights and Justice in Africa: Theory and Practice
3509: Rights of Francophone Minorities in Canada
3510: Inter-American Human Rights System
4162: Aboriginal Peoples and the Law
5106: Indigenous Legal Theory: Worldview, Language and Legal Concepts
5143/5543: Indigenous Law Clinic
5326: Studies in Indigenous Legal Issues
5327: Comparative Indigenous Rights /Legal Regimes

1340/1740: Language in Society
2300/2700: The World’s Languages
2301/2701: Aboriginal Language
2302/2702: Aboriginal Language: Structure Analysis
3335/3735: Indo-European Linguistics

2382/2782: Introduction to World Music

2389: Asian Philosophy
2393/2793: Philosophy of Culture
2781: Arab Philosophy
3171/3571: Immigration, Multiculturalism and Citizenship in Canada and Quebec
3513: Migration, Mobility, Borders and Citizenship
4135/4535: Francophonie, Diversity, Citizenship
4527: Critical and Historical Perspectives on US Foreign Policy
7121/7521: Comparative Politics of Identity
3109/3509: Nationalism
3162/3562: Political Violence

Public Policy:
3340: Human Resources in Public Organizations
3360 Managing Difference
6101 Globalization and Continental

Religious Studies:
1112/1512: The Religions of the World I
2113/2513: The Religions of the World II
2115/2515: Religious Ways of the Aboriginal Peoples
2170/2570: The World of the Hebrew Bible
2195/2595: Religion and Politics in Global Society
3119 Shamanic Traditions
3139 Native Peoples and Christianity
3191 Religion and Globalization
3312/3712: Hinduism
3314/3714: Judaism
3315/3715: Islam
3111/3511: Aboriginal Myths and Philosophy
5502: Religions africaines

Second Language Teaching:
1100/1500: Introduction to Second Language Teaching I
1101/1501: Introduction to Second Language Teaching II
4105/4505: Language Education in a Multicultural and Minority Setting: from Theory to Practice

Social Work:
1501: Diversity and Social Service
2125: Health and Social Inequality
3545: Social Service in a Francophone Minority Environment
3555: Social Service for Indigenous Populations
4520: Social Service and Marginalities
4525: International Dimensions of Social Service

1106/1506: Exploring Diversity in Canada
2106 Introduction to Deviance and Social Problems
2113 Techniques, Cultures and Environments
2306 Social Reconfigurations in Africa
3137 Sociology of Minority Groups
3138/3538: Class, Status, Power and the Individual
3304/3704: Sociology of Culture
4121: Ethnic and National Questions
7102: Migration and Mobility
7156: Gender Relations and Interethnic Relations

1102 Introduction to Spanish American Culture
1502 Introduction to Hispano-American Culture
2102 Great Hispanic Authors
2500 Thèmes choisis en culture espagnole et latino-américaine
3949: Marginalized Voices in the Hispanic World
3950: Intercultural Contacts and Hybrid Identities in Spanish America

Visual Art:
3334/3734: Canadian Art and Cultural Identities
3354/3754: Inuit and Amerindian Art

Women’s Studies:
2107/2507: Diversities of Women: Gender, Race, Class and (Dis)ability
2111/2511: Class, Work, Gender and (Re)Production
3108/3508: Indigenous Feminisms
4320/4720: Anti-Colonial and Anti-Racist Feminisms
6107 Critical Muslim Studies

World Cultures:
3101/3501: World Cultures in Contact
3103/3503: World and Transcultural Literatures
3104/3504: World Languages and Cultures in Canada

Western University:***

American Studies:
1020: Introduction to American Studies
2310F/G: American Nightmare: An Introduction to American Studies

1020: Many Ways of Being Human
2152A/B: Languages in Canada
2203F/G: Indigenous Peoples, Globalization and the Environment
2211F/G: Cultures of the Caribbean
2212F/G: Cultures of the Pacific
2216F/G: Cultures of Latin America
2219 F/G: Cultures of the Middle East
2233F/G: Archeology of Ontario and the Great Lakes
2252F/G: Languages in Canada
2278F/G: Anthropology of Race, Ethnicity and Identity
3305F/G: History, Territory and the Politics of Identity
3331F/G: Reading Ethnography
3389F/G: Advanced Topics in Refugee and Migrant Studies
4412F/G: Language and Power

3260A/B: Readings from the Qur’an

Art History:
2630F/G: Pre-Contact American Art and Architecture
2632F/G: Canadian Art
3620F/G: Race and Gender in the Pre-Modern World
3630F/G: Topics in Indigenous Arts of the Americas
4630F/G: Seminar in Indigenous American Art

Business Administration:
4408A/B: Cross Cultural Management
4626A/B: Special Topics in Cross Cultural Development

Canadian Studies:
2200E: First Nations to Many Nations

Global Studies:
4011F/G: Honors Seminar: Identity/Difference
4015F/G: Honors Seminar: Power and Resistance
4016F/G: Honors Seminar: Globalization
3006F/G: Critical & Anti-Oppressive Methodologies

Childhood and Social Institutions:
2210F/G: Childhood in Culture, Society and Public Policy
3310F/G: Representing Childhood Empirically

1650F/G: Perspectives on China
2243F/G: The Chinese Diaspora and its Literary Representation

Comparative Literature and Culture:
1010: From East to West and North to South
1050E: World Cultures, Literatures and the Arts Across the Ages
2129A/B: Mexico City
2134A/B: Bombay to Mumbai: Hinduism and Literature
2145F/G: Popular Culture in Latin America
3352F/G: Intercultural Performance

Digital Humanities:
2303F/G: Culture, Identity and Community in Digital Worlds

Disability Studies:
3312F/G: Diverse Disability Studies Perspectives
3339F/G: Disability Cross-Culturally

2164E: Human Rights and Creative Practices
2601E: Global Literatures in English Survey
2680F/G: Indigenous Literatures of Turtle Island
2265F/G: Introduction to Theory
3204F/G: Critical Race Theory

Food and Nutrition:
3400A/B: Culture and Food

Film Studies:
3363F/G: Screening Race
3364F/G: Screening the Vietnam War

Family Studies and Development:
2220A/B: Immigrant and Refugee Families
3325A/B: Diversity and the Canadian Family

0014: History of Canada and the United States
1202F/G: Conflicts and Controversies in Canadian History
1601E: History of East Asian History
1802E: Histories from Below
1813F/G: Wars of Religion in World History
2110A/B: Fragile Freedoms? Human Rights in Canada
2127F/G: In Search of Canada: Post-War to Present
2135A/B: African American History: Racism and the Struggle for Freedom in America
2137A/B: Draft Dodgers, Hippies and Black Panthers: The US in the 1960s
2138A/B: American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1840-1877
2162A/B: A Basic Introduction to the History of the Middle East
2163A/B: Korean Social and Cultural History Before 1900
2164A/B: Communist China from Mao to the Present
2168A/B: Tackling Nature: The Environment in Canadian History
2172A/B: The History of Sport
2175: North America’s Wars
2187: Power to the Peoples: A History of Rights in North America
2190A/B: Crime in North American Society
2194A/B: America at Bat: US History Through Baseball
2201E: Canada’s Past: A Critical History From the Origins to the Present
2206: Canada’s Contested Past
2209E: The First Nations in Canadian History
2302F/G: American Modern: The United States in the Twentieth Century
2311F/G: The United States: 1865 to the Present
2414F/G: Everyday Life in 20th Century Britain
2501E: History of Latin America
2602F/G: Pre-Colonial Africa
2604F/G: European Imperialism in Africa, 1830-1994
2703F/G: Inclusion & Exclusion: Migration & Settler Societies in the US and Canada
2709F/G: Race, Rights and Revolution: The Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century
2710F/G: Red, White, Black et Blancs: The Americas to 1867
2830F/G: Nature and Culture in North American Literature
3201E: First Peoples and Colonialism in Canada
3205E: Identities in Conflict: Canadian Social History since 1800
3301E: Colonial British America
3311F/G: Slavery and Freedom: African-American History, 1600-1896
3313F/G: The Movement: Civil Rights and African-American History in the 20th Century
3416F/G: The Holocaust
3609F/G: Japan Since 1945
3701E: Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World
3702E: Slavery, Resistance and Emancipation in the Caribbean
3711F/G: State, Society and Mass Violence
3803F/G: Toronto’s Histories
3807E: The Jewish Immigrant Experience in North America, 1880-1945
4202F/G: Confronting Colonialism: Land, Literacies and Learning
4204F/G: Correcting Wrongs: Human Rights in Canada
4208F/G: Canada and the Age of Conflict, 1896-1945
4315F/G: American Slavery, Global Context: Profit, Identity and Power in the Modern Era
4422: London, UK: Crime and Disorder in the 20th Century
4502F/G: The Black Atlantic: Slavery in the Americas and Africa
4503F/G: 3 Societies Collide: Latin Amer Societies

Health Sciences:
1002A/B: Social Determinants of Health
3025A/B: Integrative Health
3262F/G: Mental Illness and Healing Across Cultures
4220F/G: Health Among Marginalized Populations
4721A/B: Aging and Marginalized Populations

Human Rights Studies:
2800E: Introduction to Human Rights
2900F/G: Rights in Canada

2110F/G: Introduction to the World of Islam
2111F/G: Introduction to the World of Islam: Contemporary Issues

Indigenous Studies:
1020E: Introduction to Indigenous Studies
2203F/G: Indigenous Peoples, Globalization and the Environment
2211F/G: Cultures of the Caribbean
2212F/G: Cultures of the Pacific
2213F/G: Historical Issues: From Pre-Contact to 1969 White Paper
2216F/G: Cultures of Latin America
2236A/B: Introduction to Aboriginal Spirituality
2253A/B: Endangered Languages and Revitalization
2601F/G: Indigenous Environments
2901E: The First Nations in Canadian History
3140F/G: Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions
3372F/G: Indigenous Political and Legal Issues
2501F/G: Iroquoian Arts
2919F/G: The Iroquoians: Their History and Culture

Jewish Studies:
1370F/G: The Problem of Anti-Semitism

Management and Organization:
2182F/G: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations

2150F/G: Media, Representation and Identity
2152F/G: Media and Social Movements
3935F/G: Race, Class and Social Power
2200F/G: Mapping Media and Cultural Theory
3132F/G: Political Economy of the Entertainment Industries
3369F/G: Feminist Perspectives and Practices

3855A/B: Music, Education and Culture
1170A/B/Y: Introduction to Musics of the World
2671F/G: Music Across Cultures
3713A/B/Y: Topics in Ethnomusicology

1030: Persian (Farsi) for Beginners

Political Science:
2221F/G: The Canadian Polity
3207F/G: Women, Sex and Politics
4203F/G: Social Diversity, Gender and the Law
4204F/G: Politics of Race
3306F/G: Political Authority and Resistance
3381F/G: Ethnic Conflict and Resolution

Social Justice & Peace Studies:
1025F/G: Introduction to Social Justice and Peace Studies
2290A/B: Contemporary First Nations Issues
2304F/G: Social Network of Power and Privilege
3367F/G: Exile and Forced Migration

Social Work:
2280E: Intercultural Understanding and Communication in Multicultural Canada
4425A/B: Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees: Local and Transnational Context

Transitional Justice:
2001F/G: Problems in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

University of Toronto: ****

Arts, Culture and Media:
ACMB10H3: Equity and Diversity in the Arts

Historical and Cultural Studies:
AFSA01H3: Africa in the World: An Introduction
AFSB50H3: Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade
AFSC52H3: Ethiopia: Seeing History
AFSC55H3: War and Society in Modern Africa
AFSD52H3: East African Societies in Transition

ANT199H1: Living on the Water in Toronto
ANT204H1: Social Cultural Anthropology and Global Issues
ANT241H5: Anthropology and the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (in Canada)
ANT317H5: Pre-contact Indigenous History of Eastern North America
ANT366H1: Anthropology of Activism and Social Justice
ANT455H1: Ethnographic Approaches to the Middle East and North Africa
ANT465H5: The Anthropology of Islam
ANT472H1: Japan in Global Context: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTB18H3: Development, Inequality and Social Change in Latin America
ANTB20H3: Ethnography and the Global Contemporary
ANTB26H3: The Middle East and North Africa: Past and Present

Language Studies:
ARA210H5: Arab Culture I

Communication and Culture:
CCT200H5: Race, Media and Culture

CRI364H1: Indigenous Peoples & Criminal Justice
CRI383H1: Immigration, Ethnicity and Crime
CRI322H1: Inequality and Criminal Justice
CRI335H1: Policing

Diaspora and Transnational Studies:
DTS200Y1: Introduction to Diaspora and Transnational Studies I
DTS310H1: Transnational Toronto
DTS410H1: Diasporic Foodways
DTS410H1: Diasporic Foodways
DTS411H1: Transnational Justice
DTS416H1: Wars, Diaspora and Music

Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies:
CAS200H1: Introduction to Contemporary Asian Studies
CAS201H1: Global Asian Studies: Insights and Concepts
CAS310H1: Comparative Colonialisms in Asia
CAS320H1: Comparative Modernities in Asia
CAS350H1: Asian Youth Cultures
CAS430H1: Nationalism and Revolution in Asia

RLG204H1: Islam
RLG208H1: Sikhism
RLG205H1: Hinduism
RLG206H1: Buddhism
RLG201H1: Indigenous Religions

East Asian Studies:
EAS105H1: Modern East Asia
EAS194H1: East Asia through Music
EAS197H1: Media Worlds and East Asia
EAS219H1: Cultural History of Food in East Asia
EAS393H1: Chinese Buddhism

GGR124H1: Cities and Urban Life
GGR199H1: Race, Conflict, and the Urban Landscape
GGR320H1: Geographies of Transnationalism, Migration, and Gender
GGR240H1: Geographies of Colonialism in North America
GGR360H1: Culture, History, and Landscape
JGI216H1: Globalization and Urban Change
JIG322H1: Indigenous Worlds, Worldviews and the Environment
JIG440H1: Indigenous Geographies

HIS101Y1: Histories of Violence
HIS110Y1: Connected Histories from Dakar to Jakarta
HIS192H1: A History of Queer Asia
HIS194H1: Power, Resistance, and the Graphic Novel
HIS196H1: Religion and Violence
HIS208Y1: History of the Jewish People
HIS446H1: Gender and Slavery in the Atlantic World
HIS230H1: Indigenous and Early Colonial Caribbean History
HIS467H1: French Colonial Indochina: History, Cultures, Texts, Film
HIS245H1: European Colonialism, 1700- 1965
HIS231H1: Revolution and Emancipation in the Colonial Caribbean
HIS280Y1: History of China
HIS282Y1: History of South Asia
HIS291H1: Latin America: The Colonial Period
HIS292H1: Latin America: The National Period
HIS295Y1: History of Africa
HIS306H1: Islam and Muslims in the Balkans
HIS312H1: Immigration to Canada
HIS338H1: The Holocaust, to 1942
HIS346H1: Rice, Sugar, and Spice in Southeast Asia: a History of Food in the Region
HIS349H1: History of Britain: Struggle for Power
HIS383Y1: Women in African History
HIS385H1: The History of Hong Kong
HIS352H1: A History of Women in Pre-colonial East Africa
HIS361H1: The Holocaust, from 1942

Indigenous Studies:
INS200H1: Introduction to Indigenous Truth and Resilience
INS201Y1: Introduction to Indigenous Studies: Foundations, History and Politics
INS205H1: Indigenous Worldviews, Spiritual and Healing Traditions
INS205H1: Indigenous Worldviews, Spiritual and Healing Traditions
INS210Y1: Introduction to Anishinaabemowin
INS220Y1: Introduction to Kanien?k‚ha (Mohawk Language)
INS302H1: Indigenous Representation in the Mass Media and Society
INS300Y1: Worldviews, Indigenous Knowledges, and Oral Tradition
INS403H1: Indigenous Peoples and the Urban Context
JFP450H1: Indigenous Issues in Health and Healing

Jewish Studies:
CJS200H1: Introduction to Jewish Thought
CJS340H1: Mizrahim in Israel: History, Politics, and Culture

LIN196H1: Language and Communication
LIN198H1: Language Diversity
LIN199H1: Exploring Heritage Languages
LIN306H1: Language Diversity and Language Universals

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations:
NMC370H1: Ancient Israel
NMC386H1: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Empire
NMC395H1: Iconography of the Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World
NMC479H1: Nationalism in the Arab World
NMC103H1: The Islamic World

PHL196H1: Multiculturalism, Philosophy and Film
PHL239H1: Introduction to South Asian Philosophy
PHL237H1: History of Chinese Philosophy
PHL336H1: Islamic Philosophy
PHL338H1: Jewish Philosophy

Politics Studies:
JPI201H1: Indigenous Politics in Canada
JPA331Y1: Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics
JPR374H1: Religion and Power in the Postcolony
POL193H1: The Politics of Representation
POL195H1: Settler Colonialism and Enduring Indigeneity
POL196H1: The China Challenge
POL197H1: Solidarity in Diverse Societies
POL301Y1: Government and Politics in Africa
POL417Y1: Global South in International Politics
POL428H1: Federalism and Diversity in Canada (and Beyond)

PSY321H1: Cross-Cultural Psychology

SOC210H1: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SOC212H1: Sociology of Crime & Deviance
SOC345H1: Global Inequality
SOC367H1: Race, Class, and Gender
SOC370H1: Immigration and Employment
SOC348H1: Culture and Inequality
SOC349H1: Deconstructing ‘Muslim American’ – Race, Nationalism, and Religion
SOC372H1: Transnational Asia
SOC249H1: Sociology of Migration
SOC280H1: Sociology of Culture

South Asian Studies:
SAS114H1: Introduction to South Asian Studies
SAS318H1: Colonialism and Tradition

University College:
HST209H1: Introduction to Health: Determinants of Health & Health Care
HST405H1: Global Migration and Health
CDN335H1: Black Canadian Studies
CDN197H1: Inventing Canada
CDN198H1: Canada, Colonialism and Settler Relations
CDN199H1: Canada- Hong Kong Migration
CDN221H1: Culture and the Media in Canada
CDN230H1: Asian Canadian History
CDN267H1: Canadian Nationalisms
CDN268H1: Canada and Globalization
CDN280H1: Canadian Jewish History
CDN307H1: Asian Cultures in Canada
WGS442H1: Toxic Worlds, Decolonial Futures
WGS273H1: Gender & Environmental (In)Justice
WGS340H1: Women and Revolution in the Middle East
WGS369H1: Studies in Post-Colonialism
WGS390H1: Land-ing: Indigenous and Black Futurist Spaces

* All courses are subject to prerequisites, antirequisites and approval. The author of this post based this comprehensive list on course descriptions, but courses may be altered depending on curriculum changes, professors, etc.
** Program taught primarily in French
*** Courses can be taken at Brescia University College, Western University, Huron College or King’s College
**** Only MPH program is Accredited by Dietitians of Canada

Sharon Swampy

BSc, ’20

I am a First Nations Cree and Mexican Dietitian from Canada. I recently graduated from the Dietetics Specialization program at the University of Alberta and was also the first Indigenous student to graduate from this program.

One of the reasons why I wanted to become a dietitian is because I want to be a supporting voice for people of my background. The statistics of dietitians with an Indigenous or Latinx background are low and I want to help bridge that gap to better represent Latin and Indigenous culture in regards to nutrition and wellness. It is important to promote racial diversity and in order to truly optimize the health of minority groups, I believe it is important to start looking at nutrition through a non-Eurocentric lens. Nutrition and health needs are often short-sighted for minority groups and factors such as food access, cultural foods/practices and socioeconomic factors need to be considered much more closely to effectively serve a diverse clientele. I believe there is a long but hopeful road ahead as the diversity of this profession continues to evolve which will foster a better understanding of what is needed for all of us to become better practitioners.