Science is for everyone

The Faculty of Science values its diverse student, faculty and staff population and is committed to advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). As such, we are undertaking various initiatives to foster awareness, build collaborations and spark engagement to enhance EDI in Science. Together, we can create a welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone thrives.

Rowan Thomson, Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We celebrate the diversity within our communities, recognizing the richness of ideas and inspiration that arise from diversity’s many facets. We appreciate that our students, staff, faculty, collaborators, and friends are people with intersecting identities, bringing unique perspectives to activities in the Faculty of Science.

We are committed to fostering awareness of disadvantages and underrepresentation experienced by groups that include but are not limited to women, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities, members of racialized groups, and members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities. We collaborate on concrete and sustained actions to address the historical and persistent challenges to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in Science. We engage with our communities, sharing our values of inclusive excellence and culture of care.

We endorse the Dimensions Charter. We uphold the calls to action of Kinàmàgawin, Carleton’s revitalized Indigenous strategy. We support and commit to Carleton’s EDI action plan.

EDI in Carleton Science

Advancement of EDI is a journey that we undertake with through ongoing learning, unlearning and actions.

  • ACE EDI Events: Awareness, Collaboration and Engagement to advance EDI
  • Science EDI committee unifies staff, faculty, student, and postdoctoral fellow representatives on EDI initiatives
  • Incorporate EDI within the curriculum
  • Integrate EDI best practices in our research teams, hiring and committee work
  • Support attendance at conferences targeted at individuals from underrepresented and equity-deserving groups
  • Science EDI awards recognize staff and faculty contributions
  • Survey student and staff experiences in inclusive teaching
  • Celebrate and raise visibility of diverse scientists and mathematicians


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