Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Research

The University of Regina is committed to diversity and inclusion and believes that our workforce should reflect the diversity of our community. The University of Regina 2015-2020 strategic plan, entitled peyak aski kikawinaw: Together We Are Stronger, commits to “Increase diversity among our campus communities with culturally responsive initiatives, activities, and services.”

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Research provides services for researchers and research partners including:

  • Conduct focus groups with the five designated groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ2+ individuals.  
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  • Distribute surveys to assess perceptions and attitudes with respect to EDI.
  • Create and implement an integrated strategy to advance EDI across the research enterprise utilizing the mainstreaming approach to design.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources to: develop EDI competency pilot; provide advice on accountability mechanisms including performance reviews, CRC hiring and support practices; and to engage researchers from diverse groups.
  • Enhance an institutional culture that embraces multiple equalities and intersectionalities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships to foster a climate of inclusion for diversity of researchers.
  • Assist with the Canada Research Chair (CRC) Action Plan

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for Research is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Institutional Capacity-Building Grant.

EDI for Research is committed to adopting and embedding the Dimensions principles in policies, practices, action plans, and culture for but not limited to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities.

The EDI will utilize the mainstreaming framework which resides in our Canada Research Chair (CRC) Action Plan. The framework will be used throughout 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.

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The University of Regina Community

The University of Regina is home to a diverse community of faculty, staff and students. Of the 2,365 permanent and term employees at September 29, 2019, more than 55% of the total workforce identifies as female, 4.3% as Indigenous people, 13.5% as visible minority and 3.1% as persons with disability.

Of the 2,365 employees, the research community consisted of 577 faculty members (48% women, 3.6% Indigenous, 12.3% visible minority, and 1.6% persons with disabilities) and 30 postdoctoral fellows.