The Psychology Department EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) working group is committed to ensuring that our department provides a supportive and welcoming space for all. Consisting of representatives from undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty, we strive to support the perspectives and voices of individuals across all genders, ages, sexual orientations, abilities, cultures, and ethnicities with humility and compassion.
Ongoing EDI initiatives include designing and implementing policies to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in our Department; providing educational programming and resources; and collecting, compiling, and presenting EDI-related data about the Department. In doing so, we seek to improve the Department for equity-seeking groups, including people who identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, people of colour, people with disabilities, women, and/or 2SLGBTQ+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/gender, queer) people.
We recognize that issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion are sensitive and complex, and require a commitment to listening and ongoing learning. The EDI working group openly accepts feedback and discussion with an eagerness to learn from our peers and colleagues. We commit to holding ourselves and each other accountable as we work towards creating a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive Department.