The content on this page is adapted from the following resources:

Centre for Teaching. (n.d.) Difficult dialogues. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved from

CNDLS. (n.d.). Difficult discussions. Georgetown University. Retrieved from

Warren, L. (2017). Managing Hot Moments. Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University. Retrieved from

UBC Equity & Inclusion Office. (n.d.). Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Teaching and Learning [Online course]. Canvas@UBC. Course URL:


This section has been adapted from the “Navigating Difficult Conversations” module of the open canvas course, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Teaching and Learning. Some of the content has been tailored to the engineering context.