The Faculty of Arts values equity, diversity and inclusion

Members of the Faculty of Arts march in the Pride Parade

Equity and Diversity Committee

The Faculty of Arts’ Equity and Diversity Committee works to fulfill the Faculty’s commitment to build a genuinely diverse community in our Faculty and deliberately seek ways to increase equity and diversity in all of its facets. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and backgrounds.

The committee engages in activities that:

  • Promote an inclusive institutional climate that reflects, respects and celebrates diversity.
  • Raise awareness of discrimination and unconscious bias among faculty, students and staff.
  • Support members of the Faculty of Arts who experience discrimination at the University.
  • Ensure training opportunities for mentoring all faculty toward tenure and promotion and over the course of their careers.
  • Provide resources for effective inclusive pedagogies that support the learning of all students.
  • Create awareness and a shared sense of responsibility among faculty, staff and students to promote a learning and working culture that values equity, diversity and inclusion.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are key components of the Faculty of Arts Strategic Plan.

2024-2025 Equity and Diversity Committee Members

  • Amelia Kiddle, Chair, Associate Dean, Research
  • Saulesh Yessenova, faculty member, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Nancy Janovicek, faculty member, Department of History
  • Wei Cai, faculty member, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
  • TBC, faculty member, 
  • Andrea Protzner, faculty member, Department of Psychology
  • TBC, faculty member,
  • TBC, faculty member, 
  • TBC, graduate student, Faculty of Arts
  • TBC, undergraduate student, Faculty of Arts
  • Martin Al-Najar, undergraduate student, Faculty of Arts
  • Alexandra Lyons, staff member (AUPE)
  • TBC, staff member (MaPS)

Learn more about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in these Faculty of Arts units

Department of Communication, Media and Film

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Department of Geography

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Department of History

Statement on Anti-Racism

Department of Psychology

Equity, diversity and inclusion