Why diversity of Oscar nominees matters beyond Hollywood

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Why diversity of Oscar nominees matters beyond Hollywood

Why diversity of Oscar nominees matters beyond Hollywood

Published January 22, 2016
CBC Radio The Current

Diversity and why it matters at the Oscars, in Hollywood, and in Canadian entertainment, is a conversation that is long overdue.

The Current’s panel of film and media insiders include:

  • Cameron Bailey is artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Rakhi Mutta is the director and producer of the web series Anarkali, and CEO of Ms. Mutta Productions.
  • Amanda Parris is a writer and actor, and the host of CBC’s Exhibitionists.

Listen here.


Hear Cameron Bailey, alongside other experts on leadership and diversity, speak at the Cities of Migration Conference on March 2nd.

COM2016 Program Highlights:

  • Open, Smart, Diverse? What Cities Need To Do. Our opening speaker and plenary panel take stock of how super-diversity challenges and sustains urban resilience and liveability.
  • New Talent, New Markets. Business leaders discuss the links between workforce diversity and market opportunity, and the impact of diversity on innovation in products, services, and processes.
  • Changing Governance in Changing Times. Civic leaders examine institutional innovation and culture shift in the boardroom and around the decision table — from the ballroom and ball park all the way to the bank.
  • Social Innovation in the New Economy. A leading thinker explores how diversity and social innovation drive the entrepreneurial spirit of the new economy.
  • Marketplace of Good Ideas. Our signature event takes you on a multi-city tour of successful, scalable integration strategies and social innovations for building open, inclusive cities and workplaces.
  • Welcoming Refugees in Cities. Closing conversation on welcoming refugees into our urban communities, institutions, neighbourhoods and workplaces.
  • A full day of exciting speakers — capped by the 2016 GDX Annual Lecture. Global leaders and social innovators include William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration; Wendy Cukier, Vice-President of Research and Innovation, Ryerson University (Toronto); Khalid Koser, Executive Director, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (Geneva); and Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, The Honourable John McCallum.

Click here for the full Program & Agenda.

The 2016 Cities of Migration Conference is brought to you by the Global Diversity Exchange, Ryerson University, in collaboration with the 18th National Metropolis Conference, March 3-5, 2016. Map.

For more information, visit COM2016 at the Metropolis website.