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Canada Research Chair EDI Action Plan

The intent of the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program is to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. The Government of Canada makes a significant investment annually to attract and retain a diverse cadre of world-class researchers, to reinforce academic research and training excellence in Canadian postsecondary institutions. The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program is committed to excellence in research and training and to achieving an equitable, diverse, and inclusive Canadian research enterprise.

The University of Regina’s Canada Research Chairs conduct research in areas that enhance our strategic research themes and strengths. The University acknowledges the significance of diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and has strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) with the Canada Research Chair program. This commitment is evidenced in our CRC EDI Action Plan (15 MB).

The CRC EDI Action Plan addresses University of Regina’s commitment to embrace our diverse workforce demographic and to advance multiple equalities. The action plan identifies mainstreaming diversity as essential.

Mainstreaming as an approach addresses multiple equalities and intersectionalities of the various social identities such as gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, and religion. The use of a mainstreaming framework ensures ED&I considerations are included in all decision making processes. Mainstreaming promotes the recognition of the numerous intersectionalities and guides the development of policy and practices to transform organizational culture.

The diversity mainstreaming framework resides in our Canadian Research Chair (CRC) Action Plan, across the research enterprise and will be promoted across the institution to align policies, training, accountabilities, and assessment mechanisms to tackle institutional biases and organizational discrimination.