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Cases on Social Issues: For Class Discussion - 2nd Edition

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Deidre Maultsaid

Brianna Doyle

Celine Wai Shan Li

Copyright Year: 2023

ISBN 13: 9781989864685

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Adriana Molina Garzon, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico on 5/16/23

This book consists of short and easy-to-follow cases, focused on the issues of discrimination, equity, inclusion, and social justice, among others. The events are portrayed in a comprehensive, yet simple and realistic way. It´s an excellent source... read more

Table of Contents

  • Licensing Info
  • Accessibility Statement
  • List of Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Case 1: Homophobia at Work
  • Case 2: Safety in an Indigenous Community 
  • Case 3: The Family Ranch and Oil and Gas Pipelines
  • Case 4: Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Case 5: Employee Anxiety in the Restaurant Industry
  • Case 6: Safety for Women, Transgender Women and Non-Binary People at Work
  • Case 7: Bullying of Immigrants and Refugees at Work
  • Contributor Biographies
  • Versioning History


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  • About the Book

    This Open Education resource, “Cases on Social Issues: For Class Discussion – 2nd Edition, includes valuable cases for student use on issues of discrimination, diversity, equity, inclusion and general social issues in the workplaceIncluded are cases for discussion on workplace scenarios as follows: homophobia; working with Indigenous communities; oil and gas pipelines and the family ranch; invisible disabilities; employee anxiety; safety for women, transgender women and non-binary people; and the bullying of new immigrants and refugees. The critical events portrayed in the cases are realistic and emotional, and most feature the experiences of under-represented and marginalized people. These thoughtful, contemporary cases pose ethical dilemmas about social issues that encourage post-secondary students and instructors to have stimulating, inclusive, and compassionate discussions. Inspired by input from post-secondary students and authored by students and people who are usually under-represented in education material, this resource is designed for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, business, healthcare, science, agriculture, environmental studies, Indigenous studies, land use studies, law and more. Each case is supplemented with modifiable discussion prompts, notes for teaching strategies, and a short reading list.    

    About the Contributors


    Brianna Doyle (she/her) is a Caribbean/Afro/Canadian student who had completed three years of pre-requisite university healthcare requirements at KPU prior to starting her Bachelor of Science, Nursing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Brianna has interests in immunology, public health, community health and healthcare education. Having completed global public health internships, volunteer commitments and post-secondary education, Brianna is eager to begin her career as a registered nurse.

    Celine Wai Shan Li (she/her) is Belizean-born Chinese person as she was born and raised in Belize City, Belize, and her parents are Chinese. As an international student, she graduated with a BBA in Accounting in addition to an accounting certificate and diploma at KPU. During her time at KPU, she has been volunteering for a variety of events related to business and other fields. In her spare time, she listens to Latin music and Latin pop, plays shooting games, collects playing cards, and runs or walks around the seawall.


    Deirdre Maultsaid (she/her) is a queer, White settler of European and Middle Eastern ancestry and a faculty member of KPU. She has a Bachelor of Communications, a Master of Education and a certificate as a diversity and inclusion influencer with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. In addition to being a creative writer with many publications in literary journals and anthologies, she teaches Applied Communications in the Melville School of Business, KPU. She was the 2021 KPU Open Research Fellow conducting research on whether open pedagogy and creating open educational resources with students fosters inclusion and care.

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