Strengthening Corporate Board Governance Through an EDI Lens

Strengthening Corporate Board Governance Through an EDI Lens

Alectra ED&I Scholarship recipient seeks to make impact on corporate boards by leveraging DeGroote’s Directors College program.

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Strengthening Corporate Board Governance Through an EDI Lens

Inclusive Excellence

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.

Our Goal

Foster and promote a culture of equity, inclusivity, and respect that embraces and leverages the diversity of our communities in everything we do. 

Major Initiatives & Activities

Diverse Perspectives

Selected Activities
➝ 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.

Removing Barriers

Selected Activities
➝ 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.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Partnerships

Selected Activities
➝ 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.

Ethical Principles and Diversity in Learning

Selected Activities
➝ 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.

Health and Wellness

Selected Activities
➝ 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.