We will leverage our diverse communities in pursuit of our mission within a culture that fully espouses equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do.
Foster and promote a culture of equity, inclusivity, and respect that embraces and leverages the diversity of our communities in everything we do.
➝ Create the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee.
➝ Create an online space where DeGroote students, staff, and faculty members will have access to resources, contacts, and support related to EDI.
➝ Implement annual Refresher Employment Equity Facilitator Training.
➝ Provide bias-free recruitment training for faculty and staff and other stakeholders who review applications for prospective students.
➝ Offer bias-free recruitment training for student leaders.
➝ Set and measure progress on EDI metrics, using current McMaster census data.
➝ Strengthen and formalize partnerships to promote continuous review of curriculum to include EDI and Indigenous perspectives.
➝ Expand relationship with the Equity and Inclusion Office to provide ongoing support to DeGroote students, staff, and faculty members.
➝ Actively contribute to the President’s Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC).
➝ Expand relationships with the external partners to build and enhance our impact and outreach in the community.
➝ Support faculty members in incorporating ethical principles, EDI and Indigenous perspectives in their grant applications, research design, teaching, and training.
➝ Share information and deliver training on EDI, Indigenous perspectives, and accessibility in teaching and research.
➝ Establish an intersectional approach to mental wellness supported by the delivery of themed workshops and a speaker series.
➝ Actively promote resources available through McMaster’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
➝ Encourage participation in McMaster programs and initiatives to enhance faculty and staff awareness of student mental wellness and available resources.