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The University of 鶹ý

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Hub

Welcome to The University of 鶹ý Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Hub, an online source for institutional strategies, data, news, services, training, and resources pertaining to EDI, anti-racism, and decolonization.

Our location in 鶹ý's inner city has positioned us to value the diversity existing within and around our campus by supporting EDI principles for all groups at our university, including faculty, staff, and students, and the surrounding community. At all levels of the institution, we commit to working towards identifying and addressing systemic barriers that exist for the equity-deserving members of our research ecosystems as well as the overall University of 鶹ý community. This commitment includes examining and addressing issues related to EDI that impact Indigenous peoples, women, people with disabilities, people from racialized groups, and 2SLGBTQ+ people who work on and engage with our campus. 

Why We Need EDI at The University of 鶹ý

  • To foster a culture of inclusion, but not assimilation.
  • To improve the work and learning environment for all faculty, staff, and students.
  • To increase and improve research impact. Studies show that EDI leads to greater research impact and innovation.
  • To provide equitable opportunities for recruitment, hiring, advancement, mentorship, and resources. Among university professors in Canada:
    • Fewer women hold higher-level positions
    • Unemployment rates are higher and salaries are lower among women, Indigenous peoples, and racialized groups
    • Indigenous peoples and some racialized groups are underrepresented – racialized women are the most underrepresented
    • Women are less present in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)