Advice provided by
Romy Kozak (they/she), queer, settler, white
Faculty, Department of English, and Director, President’s Diversity and Equity Committee
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU),
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
On the unceded, ancestral, traditional territories of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Coast Salish peoples
Inspired by and created as a composite of real-life events.
Inspiration was also provided by a 2020 survey of KPU students on LGBTQ2+issues at work (Principal Investigator, Deirdre Maultsaid; KPU, Surrey, BC, Canada, KPU Research Ethics Board, #2020-57)
Inspiration was also provided by PrideatWork Canada.
Inspiration was also provided by Brenda Knights, CEO of Seyem Kwantlen, who is involved in business development for the Kwantlen First Nation, located in Canada. Brenda Knights’ narratives are included in the open textbook Business Writing for Everyone by Arley Cruthers, a textbook that Deirdre Maultsaid was supported to adopt for classroom use by a KPU Open Education Adoption Grant (2020). The book is available at: https://kpu.pressbooks.pub/businesswriting/
Collegial support was provided by the Department of Applied Communications and Public Relations, Melville School of Business, KPU. Technical support was provided by Robert Cahill, Copyeditor and Lana Radomsky, Pressbooks Editor; logistical, intellectual and grant support was provided by Urooj Nizami, Open Education Strategist, KPU; Karen Meijer-Kline, Scholarly Communications Librarian, KPU; Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning, KPU; and the KPU Open Education Working Group, Surrey, BC, Canada, on the unceded, ancestral, traditional territories of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Coast Salish peoples.