Wilfrid Laurier University’s Office of the Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and Vice-President: Academic, is establishing a Strategic Planning Committee for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (SPC-EDI) to review and provide input and feedback on the development of Laurier’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategic Plan. The development of an institutional EDI Strategic Plan is a key initiative outlined in Laurier’s Action Plan for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
The SPC-EDI will be composed of 17 members representing various stakeholder groups across Laurier working together to provide support, guidance and oversight of the strategic plan development process.
The committee will be comprised of 11 elected members and six members appointed by the AVP: EDI as outlined below:
Members of the SPC-EDI will:
Member commitment includes:
Students interested in serving on the steering committee should submit their name and a brief one paragraph statement outlining their interest in serving on the steering committee and their capacity to do so effectively.
Interested faculty are invited to fill out a faculty nomination form by Oct. 22, 2020.
Interested staff are asked to fill out staff nomination form by Oct. 22, 2020.
Alumni interested in serving on the committee can submit their name and a brief one-paragraph statement outlining their interest to Jason Coolman firstname.lastname@example.org or Heidi Northwood email@example.com by Oct. 30, 2020.
For all elected positions, should there be more nominations for any group than spots available, an election will be held by electronic ballot. Further details will be posted once confirmed.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Vanessa Oliver, Interim Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion