Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Diverse group of students

College commits to greater equity, diversity and inclusion among workforce

New federal funding supports work to identify systemic barriers and establish pathway solutions for faculty, students and staff.

Building on several equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) efforts already underway at the college, Mohawk is moving forward with an institutional capacity building initiative, supported by a funding announcement by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Mohawk College is one of 12 postsecondary institutions across Canada to receive a two-year grant to help identify and overcome systemic barriers in their institutions. The college will receive $200,000 in each year of the two-year project.

The goals of the project include:

  • Collecting and analyzing college demographic data, to examine issues of equity;
  • Supporting five taskforces involved in barrier identification and elimination, including action plan development and implementation;
  • Involving more underrepresented people meaningfully in research by eliminating gaps and barriers and enhancing proven pathways, including a revised curriculum for our training in applied research methodologies targeting inclusiveness for underrepresented groups; and
  • Increasing and elevating equity-focused processes in all aspects of college operation and decision-making.

Learn more at mohawkcollege.ca/equity-diversity-and-inclusion

This story originally appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of InTouch magazine.