The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to community, workplace, and learning environments that embrace and uphold the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) including gender and gender-identity, sexuality, and ethnicity. Furthermore, these are enhanced and enriched when diverse perspectives and experiences are recognized and respected, and all are able to fully and equitably participate. This commitment is underscored by UWindsor being a signatory to the Dimensions Program and Charter. In our Department we also hold that each member (i.e., student, staff, and faculty) has the right to be addressed in accordance with their personal identity (e.g., personal pro-nouns).
Our Department strives to promote the principles of EDI in its teaching, learning, and workplaces through a range of activities and actions including, but not limited to:
• Women in Chemistry (WIC) chapter, @WicWindsor.
A student-run and centered group, and a member of the national WIC network, that hosts a number of events throughout the year to promote EDI. Each year our department also participates in International Day of Women and Girls in Science and the annual IUPAC Women's Global Breakfast.
• LGBTQ+ in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), @lgbtqplusstem.
Members of our department founded and now organize a national conference focused on promoting the contributions of LGBTQ+ persons in STEM. Our department also participates each year in the International Day of LGBTQ+ in STEM.
• Developing and incorporating EDI principles and practices in Departmental committees, events, and course materials.
Additional information regarding the University of Windsor's commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity can also be found at, for example:
The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. We respect the longstanding relationships with First Nations people in this place in the 100-mile Windsor-Essex peninsula and the straits – les détroits – of Detroit.