Policies and practices that promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) have been shown to improve access to the largest pool of qualified individuals, strengthen organizations and increases the overall excellence of research.
Dimensions: equity, diversity and inclusion Canada is an initiative of the three federal granting agencies, inviting post-secondary institutions to take part in a transformation to increase EDI within the research ecosystem. It will help address obstacles faced by underrepresented or disadvantaged groups including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities.
In its pilot phase, the program consists of a cohort of 17 institutions, which are taking an active role in co-developing the program design and delivery. This panel will provide an update on Dimensions one year later and showcase how the cohort are addressing EDI and how they are influencing the development of the Dimensions program.