Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Role of the EDID Ambassador

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serve as a resource for faculty, staff, residents and learners on matters related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID)
  2. Direct faculty, staff, residents and learners to relevant EDID supports
  3. Chair the PaLM EDID Taskforce meetings
  4. Engage the department on EDID dialogue
  5. Assist in developing policy and process as it relates to EDID, where applicable
  6. Attend relevant Western, Schulich and LHSC committee meetings
  7. Provide updates on Taskforce activities at departmental meetings

EDID Taskforce


  • Vacant (Chair)
  • Sarah Aziz, PGY4
  • Ana Cabrera
  • Tanya Charyk Stewart
  • Mark Darling
  • Angela DeCandido
  • David Driman
  • Rob Hammond
  • Hong Lin (Linda) Wang, MSc Candidate
  • Lloy Wylie


Glossary of Terms and Writing Guidelines

Land Acknowledgements

Reference Material and Unconscious Bias Modules

Required Training

Western HR Required Training

Western is committed to being part of the solution in creating a more inclusive place where we all feel a strong sense of belonging.

The Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI), in consultation with Student Experience, Human Resources, the Human Rights Office, employee group representatives, and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, has developed an e-learning module called Building Inclusivity through Anti-Racism.

The module is self-paced and can be completed in approximately 45 minutes. To successfully complete the module, employees need 80% or higher on a quiz within OWL. The quiz can be re-taken as many times as needed. After successful completion of the quiz, participants can obtain a certificate confirming their completion of the e-learning module by clicking on "Certification" on the left side menu, and training records will be updated within My Human Resources.