EDID Resources


The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization Committe has curated a continually expanding collection of resources, including a Glossary of Terms, Online Learning, Books, and Other Media for you to explore and learn about EDID related topics.

Understanding EDID


Equity can be understood as the removal of systemic barriers and biases, to enable all individuals to have equal opportunity to access and benefit from all aspects of society. Equity is not the same as equality. Equity is a measure of justice. (Race Forward, 2023)


Diversity is defined as differences in identity (i.e., race, place of origin, religion, immigration and newcomer status, ethnic origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and age). It is important to remember that diversity is a quantitative representation of difference. Diversity facilitates awareness of issues related to equity and inclusion through representation, but it is not sufficient, nor is it the goal. Diversity does not inevitably lead to inclusion or equity because it does not address realities of positionality, intersectionality, capital (human, social, etc.) and power dynamics


Inclusion means authentically bringing historically excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision-making in a way that shares power. (Racial Equity Tools Glossary, 2022) Inclusion is about validating and welcoming people's characteristics so that they feel that they belong and that what they do, think, and say matters. Inclusion means that people are not only accepted but also valued as their authentic selves. (Race Forward, 2023)


Decolonization is a concept and process distinct from Equity, Diversity and/or Inclusion. This page connects to public writings and videos shared by primarily Indigenous voices to help contextualize decolonization and facilitate shared understanding. All the resources shared external to Western University are offered as points for consideration, not an implied endorsement. We hope this will help all of us to engage with decolonization as a concept and process with more clarity in our work at Schulich.

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Glossary of Terms

Explore our dynamic glossary of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID) terms


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Resource Directory

While some resources are external to Western University, they serve as valuable connections and opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing, and not as an explicit endorsment. This list is regularly updated but may not cover every resource available.

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