Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization


 The mandate of the EDI-D committee is to systematically and comprehensively review and advise on departmental policies, to ensure they are consistent with appropriate and effective EDI-D practices.

Our EDI-D Committee

  • L. Dagnino (Co-Chair)
  • W. Inoue (Co-Chair)
  • F. Beier [Ex-Officio]
  • F. Crowley
  • M. Grol
  • C. Pin
  • L. Saksida
  • S. Sayedyhossein
  • R. Wang
  • Nicole Sidor - Grad Rep
  • Jennifer Carleton - Grad Rep
  • Jonathan Michaels - Postdoc Rep
  • Hailey Hunter - Admin Rep

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Western University is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Chonnonton Nations, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors of our society.

Western's Indigenous Initiatives Website



Ongoing Initiatives

Available Scholarships:

2021/2022 EDI-D Survey Report:

SGPS EDI-D work progress:

In the News:

New census report offers first-time insight on gender diversity

Two new scholarships are improving student access for under-represented and equity-deserving 

Talks and workshops:

Western Research will be offering presentations on the EDI-D requirements in DGs and how researchers can address these in their applications.

Title: Incorporating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) into NSERC Discovery Grants

Description: The session is intended to specifically address integration of EDI in NSERC Discovery Grant applications. A background on EDI terminology differentiating between the core concepts that need to be addressed in Discovery Grants will be reviewed along with the new EDI requirements including in the merit indicators grid. Guidance on how to identify systemic barriers in your field and research area to develop meaningfully EDI strategies that meet and exceed the requirements will be provided.

Session Dates:

The same session is being offered on 3 dates. All sessions will be virtually held.

  • May 17, 10:30am-12pm
  • May 25, 1:30pm-3pm
  • June 21, 1:30pm-3pm

Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/r/ArF88igbsR

Reporting Discrimination: For all members of the Western Community.