06 Jul 2020
Inclusive innovation at the Ryerson Diversity Institute
Systemic inequality exists at all levels of societymacro-, meso- and individualthe responses must all levels. Supporting structural and organizational change is therefore a critical part of driving systems change, but so is supporting individual agency and capacity. To this end, research by DI has challenged assumptions about the skills gap, which often leads to a focus on upskilling or reskilling job seekers. DIs research, by contrast, reveals the barriers and biases that lead organizations to ignore talented individuals such as internationally educated engineers, computer scientists, and physicians who have high rates of unemployment and under-employment.