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. Many recorded resources can also be accessed on Laurier's AVP EDI Playlist.
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.
Vanessa Oliver, Interim Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion