Watch the full conversation, including a follow-up Q&A with conference delegates:


Dean Kevin Deluzio and Faculty of Engineering undergraduate Nicholas Ramsubick headlined this year’s Ontario Society of Professional Engineers diversity conference—the EDI Advantage—with a conversation about Queen’s Engineering and the challenges facing marginalized students.

The opening keynote, a “Fireside Chat” discussion, explored ways institutions like Queen’s Engineering can move from a position of passive listening to meaningful change.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science was a Presenting Sponsor of the conference, which was hosted online this year.

Dean Deluzio and Nicholas Rambusick

In addition, the two-day event featured panel discussions on recruiting talent, and pathways to leadership, as well as presentations on intercultural competence, and articulating allyship.


The following comments were posted online immediately following the "fireside chat" conversation featuring Dean Deluzio and Nicholas Ramsubick.

Dean Deluzio and Nicholas Ramsubick screenshots from OSPE fireside chat