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Laurier’s Philosophy on Inclusion and Research Excellence

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:

  1. Supporting equitable access to funding opportunities for all researchers and trainees.
  2. Promoting the integration of equity, diversity and inclusion-related considerations in research design and practices.
  3. Increasing equitable and inclusive participation in the research system, including on research teams.
  4. Collecting the data and conducting the analyses needed to include equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in decision-making.

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.

Researcher Resources

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.

Online Module: Inclusive Labs and Research Teams

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.

This module is available on MyLearningSpace through the "Self Registration" menu. The course is listed as "EDI – Inclusive Research."

Custom Workshop and Training Request Form

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.

Workshop Roster

Browse our suite of workshops you can request using the request form above.

Contact Us:

Barrington Walker, Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

E: avpedi@wlu.ca

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