Increasing representation from equity seeking groups strengthens Laurier’s research efforts and the university as a whole. Building Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) into Laurier’s research enterprise will proactively and collectively work towards eliminating systemic barriers faced by equity-deserving groups.
Laurier is aligned with the Tri-Agency Commitment to EDI:
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council recognize that achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to research excellence. An equitable research environment advances knowledge and understanding, and responds to local, national and global challenges.
With the goals of excellence in research and research training in mind, the agencies are committed to:
By taking steps to foster an equitable research environment, the Laurier will work with those involved in Canada’s research ecosystem to develop the inclusive culture needed to produce research that is rigorous, relevant and accessible to diverse populations.
Laurier offers researchers an array of training opportunities and toolkits that provide strategies for bringing EDI into research. Browse this roster of resources, which are available to Laurier researchers.
This self-paced hybrid course and toolkit provide concrete strategies for incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) into labs and research teams. In completing the course, participants will build a working understanding of foundational EDI concepts, understand how to embed EDI in research processes and systems and how to foster a collaborative research environment rooted in equity and excellence.
Coming to MyLearningSpace (MLS) in May.
If you're interested in a customized equity and inclusion workshops for your unit, fill out the Custom Workshop and Training Request Form. The Office of the Associate Vice-President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will follow up with you in a meeting to discuss your needs and move forward with confirming details about the session.
Browse our suite of workshops you can request using the request form above.
This module provides strategies for faculty who are part of grant adjudication panels, hiring committees and promotion review committees. It gives an overview of how to bring EDI into the evaluation of research, teaching, and service.
Participants gain a basic working knowledge of the foundational terms and concepts of critical race theory as it pertains to researcher and teaching in higher education.
Understand how different forms of privilege shape an individual’s unique lived experiences and learn to recognize how privilege and bias are at play in order to proactively respond to systemic inequities in higher education and research.
Learn strategies for leading engaging, respectful, and productive conversations about inequality in research and teaching.
Considerations for evaluating scholarship of equity-deserving candidates.
Outlines the risks that might arise in certain field work contexts. Provides guidelines for what you need to do before you undertake fieldwork that might carry risks, your responsibilities, the responsibilities of your department, and what to do in an emergency.
This workshop is intended for faculty supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from equity-deserving groups.
This workshop is intended for faculty supervising graduate students and supporting fellow faculty members and postdoctoral fellows who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Barrington Walker, Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
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