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Hamilton Community Foundation’s “Learning Tour”

Karen Bird, Chair of the Department of Political Science, focuses on building strong and inclusive cities.

Aug 02, 2018

Dr. Karen Bird recently represented the Department of Political Science as part of the Hamilton Community Foundation’s “Learning Tour” to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The objective was to learn from leaders and anchor institutions in those cities strategies for building diverse and inclusive communities. The group met with advocates for affordable housing, neighbourhood development, and diversity in leadership. Dr. Bird has worked collaboratively with community leaders across Hamilton and is co-author of is author of the Women & Diversity EXCLerator Project. She is pictured above with Dr. Juliet Daniel (Biology, McMaster University) and Rev. Don Samuels (Director, Minneapolis Board of Education and former City Councillor).