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Message from Dr. Clinton Beckford

Vice-President, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Together, racism, discrimination, and oppression form one of the great challenges of our time. The University of Windsor is addressing it. The university has taken an important step in this regard, by establishing an executive leadership position in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) by appointing an Interim Vice President. It is a recognition that as an institution, we have more work to do in creating a more inclusive and just campus. It is also a commitment to taking concrete steps to be better. Representation of diversity at the executive leadership table is an important and overdue piece of the bigger picture for the university.

Read more of Dr. Beckford's Statement

Equity

Is fundamentally about fairness. We will work to ensure fair treatment, equitable access to opportunities and equitable treatment under our policies and procedures.

Diversity

Is about the representation of difference. We are concerned with who is at the table and if the difference is accounted for. We will foster an environment in which differences are valued.

Inclusion

Is about belonging. Do we all feel that we are a valued and respected part of the organization? We will foster an environment where everyone has a say.

Justice

A just campus is a safe and secure place for all, with special attention to the powerless and most marginalized and disadvantaged. This requires an environment where policies and procedures are applied consistently and fairly.

 

Recent News

Celebrating Pride Month

Jun 8, 2022

UWindsor Pride Webinars to Explore 2SLGBTQ+ Topics

A webinar Wednesday, June 8, will explore the history of 2SLGBTQ+ issues and activism in Canada.

Presenters Joyceln Lorito and Ashlyne O’Neil will be joined by representatives of the Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the event, which runs 11:30 a.m. to noon over MS Teams.

Register here to attend.

This is the first in a series running through June in celebration of Pride Month. The sessions continue with:

The UWinPride Committee is always looking for people who want to work together to make the campus a safe space for all students to live and learn. Learn more at www.uwindsor.ca/lgbtq or reach out at UWinPride@uwindsor.ca.

* Article courtesy of DailyNews. View here

 

Tags: EDI


University's Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Funds (Article U)

Apr 28, 2022

University's Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Funds

During negotiations for the 2021 collective agreement renewal, the parties discussed their shared commitments to the ongoing work of justice, equity, Indigeneity, anti-oppression, and inclusion needed to promote anti-racist and decolonized frameworks in scholarship and teaching to advance the core principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

The Vice-President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VP-EDI), in consultation with the President of the Faculty Association, and the Windsor University Faculty Association Racial Justice Committee, established a diverse working group to develop the framework that will guide the implementation of Article U. 

The University Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Funds (PD Funds) provides one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for professional development activities in research and teaching through the life of the current Collective Agreement 2022-2026. The University Diversity, Indigeneity, and Anti-Racism Professional Development Funds is comprised of two separate funds of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) each, one directed to scholarship and teaching in Indigeneity, and the other one directed to scholarship and teaching in anti-racist pedagogies. Funds are disbursed twice annually on March 15 and June 15.

Faculty, librarians, AAS, and sessional lecturers are eligible to apply for PD funds under Article U.

(*Sessional Instructors and those who aren't employed by the University of Windsor for the entirety of the grant term are not eligible.)

Each applicant may apply for up to $5,000.00. Awards of over $5,000.00 may be considered depending on the availability of funds. 

The deadline for the June 2022 disbursement is May 15th, 2022.

Applicants are asked not to submit paper copies.

Please obtain signatures (electronic signatures are acceptable) and submit by email with subject line: PD Funds Application June 2022. The review committee will consider applications from a variety of disciplines and seeks to allocate limited funds to applicants whose overall research/scholarly productivity are most likely to be enhanced.

Application submissions: vpedi@uwindsor.ca

Tags: EDI


BLSA: The Black Revolution of Law School

Apr 13, 2022

By Lila Iriburiro Happy


 
BLSA Windsor members, photographer:  Crystal Bryan - Crystalized Moments 


Disability and Intersectionality

Apr 13, 2022

By Afua ohenewaa Amankwaah and Samalia Williams