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The Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Multicultural Affairs offers cultural diversity training to students, faculty, professionals and staff. The purpose of these trainings are to build awareness on how cultural differences profoundly impact people in organizations; motivate participants to rethink their behavior and attitudes toward others; allow participants to examine their own biases and focus on how they perceive differences; examine how stereotypes are developed, barriers created, and misunderstandings magnified; and to identify diversity issues internally which must be addressed. Medical and dental students are required to particpate in a mandatory cultural diversity simulation activity during orientation which is usually held at the beginning of the academic year. Similar activities are offered throughout the year such as "Diversity Dialogues" and "Healthcare that Connects," both lecture series focusing on cultural issues in healthcare delivery.
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