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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Indigeneity

Smith Commerce is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, indigeneity, and anti-racism within the program, and in preparing students to promote those values in their business careers.

As part of that commitment, the Diversity & Inclusivity Coordinator and the Indigenous Recruitment & Support Coordinator provide valuable support, resources, knowledge, and expertise to Smith Commerce students and the program as a whole.

Indigenous is used to recognize a person(s) who are First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status

Mofi Badmos

Diversity & Inclusivity Coordinator

mb243@queensu.ca

Mofi Badmos (she/her) is the Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator in the Commerce program at Smith School of Business. She leans on her passions to support the successes of and advocate for students belonging to equity-seeking groups utilizing anti-racist, equitable and inclusive lenses. In her role she fosters inclusive spaces for Commerce students, supports the transition needs of International and Domestic students, and works with colleagues on developing and implementing equitable strategies.

Mofi brings her lived experience as a former international student into her work and she is dedicated to anti-racism work, representation, advocacy and empowerment within Higher Education learning. She expresses this passion and commitment through her work at Smith School of Business. Mofi completed her Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology at Ontario Tech University and a Master of Arts in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University.

She supports Commerce students through:

  • 1 on 1 advising on: accessing supports and resources on and off campus, community building, experiences on campus (including but not limited to homesickness, racism, exclusion);
  • Coordinating community focused events and gatherings for Commerce students; and
  • Student advocacy
Ann Deer

Indigenous Recruitment & Initiatives Coordinator

ann.deer@queensu.ca

Ann Deer (she/her) is the Indigenous Recruitment & Initiatives Coordinator for the Smith Commerce program. She is Mohawk from the Wolf Clan, of Akwesasne. Ann brings her professional Indigenous network and living traditional Haudenosaunee knowledge. She is passionate about lifelong learning, plants as medicine, cultural foods, and its ties to sovereignty, building community and supporting our young leaders. Ann completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in both Native Studies and Canadian Studies at Trent University and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership at St. Lawrence University.

She supports Commerce students through:

  • 1 to 1 support for Indigenous students on community connections, professional Indigenous business network building, Indigenous culture connection, safe space to talk, finding resources, Indigenous Bursaries, and Indigenous job postings (in collaboration with Commerce Career Centre)
  • Organizing events (beading circles and tea, cultural events, Indigenous Business/Finance guest speakers, Feast nights)
  • Assisting with the Smith Commerce Indigenous Council, and the Annual Reconciliation on Bay St. Conference

Ann also meets 1 to 1 with other Commerce students to talk confidentially about Indigenous issues on campus, in class, and how to support one another in building a safe space. She provides culturally appropriate teaching for student(s) to understand Indigenization of space that they can carry with them into their professional career.