April 2019 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Xavier Scipio
Preferred Pronoun: He/Him/His
Degree(s): Candidate for Master in Architecture, 2019
Home Countries: Canada, Trinidad and Tobago & United States
Language(s) Spoken: English
Gender Identity: Male
Racial Identity/Ethnicity: Black
Other Identities: Son, Brother, Cousin, Nephew, Friend
Favorite food: Pelau & Apple Pie
Favorite book and why: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is a book that I appreciated reading when I was young, but as I have gotten older and re-read the book, it has become one of my favorites. It is not primarily because of its content (although it is pretty good), but for its representation of the expansion of my knowledge and understanding of history as I have gotten older.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: I enjoy listening to music, watching sports, and playing tennis and basketball.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: I believe that seeking out and becoming a member of NOMAS (The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students) helps advance diversity at Taubman College. This organization pursues the advancement of minorities within the fields of architecture and provides a space for students and professionals to discuss and put into action ways in which architecture can be more inclusive and diverse.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? I believe that everyone has the right to express their perspective, and these varied understandings of culture, existence, and our world makes life even more beautiful. This is why I believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is important.