Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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In signing the Dimensions Charter in July 2019, Durham College committed to implementing charter principles throughout college practices and culture to achieve greater equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

“Dimensions recognizes that a multiplicity of perspectives, lived experiences and the overall complexity of diverse individuals foster increased research excellence, innovation and creativity within the post-secondary sector. This program takes a multidimensional approach to equity, diversity and inclusion to achieve a future research community where all can thrive.

The activities supported by the Social Impact Hub will strive to uphold the principles of the Dimensions Charter. Employees in the Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Research Coordinators and project team members will collaborate with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the First Peoples Indigenous Centre, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and the Internationalization and Global Engagement Committee to gain knowledge and capacity in new areas and put these principles into action.

EDI in College Research Community of Practice

This Community of Practice was initiated by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) - College and Community Innovation Program with the purpose of providing an opportunity for Canadian colleges to explore and discuss EDI topics in the research landscape three times per year.

Social Impact Hub staff and faculty members will work with NSERC and additional college representatives across Canada to develop three sessions for the 2023-24 academic year. The Social Impact Hub will also explore ways to further support the network being created through this community of practice.