The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) has conducted a formal review of the equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) action plans for all Canadian academic institutions with five or more chair allocations. The results of the review are now available.

Institution plans were first submitted in December 2018 and were formally reviewed by an external panel of experts using a two-phase process. In each phase, the panel gave each plan one of the following ratings: exceeds, fully satisfies, satisfies, partially satisfies, or does not satisfy program requirements.

Carleton University was one of just 13 institutions rated as “fully satisfies.”

On May 4, 2017, the CRCP launched its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan focused on improving the program’s governance, transparency and monitoring to address long-standing equity, diversity and inclusion challenges.

EDI plans guide institutional efforts for sustaining participation and/or addressing under-representation of individuals from four federally designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) among their chair allocations. Plans were developed in collaboration with individuals from each of the four designated groups, chair holders, faculty and administrators responsible for implementing the program at each institution.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within the Canada Research Chairs program and its entire community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university, including but not limited to, women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Details of Carleton’s EDI objectives and measurement strategies can be found here.

Carleton Newsroom

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in
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