Dawit Rumicha presented his research at the 17th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations at the University of Toronto this past July. This was following an initial presentation he gave at the 7th International Conference for Religion and Spirituality in Society in London. He received the International Emerging Scholar Award, given by the Diversity in Organizations, Community and Nations Research Network, which recognizes outstanding graduate students who have an active research interest in the themes of the conference, which were urban diversity and economic growth. The award also provides a strong professional development opportunity by creating networking opportunities and giving awardees the chance to lead discussions and panel sessions during the conference. His collaborated research project with his colleague, Gabrielle Rind from Florida Atlantic University, focused on viewing best practices by higher education professionals in fostering inclusion among a dynamically changing student body.