Membership in the Faculty of Science Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Taskforce is by self-nomination. Faculty, staff, and students may all be represented. Our goal is to give a voice to members of marginalized communities, and we welcome Taskforce members with a multitude lived experiences including, but not limited to, those who self-identify as part of the Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) community, women, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. The membership term is one year and renewable.
What does it mean to join the Faculty of Science EDI Taskforce?
Membership in the Faculty of Science EDI Taskforce involves participating in open and meaningful discussions about EDI. This may include candid conversations about discrimination that has occurred. Our discussions will centre around dismantling the systemic discrimination that is the root of such occurrences, and also how we can provide support and guidance to affected individuals. At times, these discussions may be sensitive or challenging. The expectation for Taskforce members is that these conversations will be kept confidential, and that every Taskforce member will commit to providing a safe space and supportive environment.
Expectations for Taskforce Members
- Members of the Taskforce are ambassadors for EDI both on and off campus
- Respect confidentiality of all matters discussed
- Engage with home departments to share EDI-related information
- Participate in monthly EDI Taskforce meetings