Culture of Respect
Every person at Dalhousie has a right to be respected and safe. We believe inclusiveness is fundamental to education. We stand for equality.
Dalhousie is strengthened in our diversity. We are a respectful and inclusive community. We are committed to being a place where everyone feels welcome and supported, which is why our Strategic Direction prioritizes fostering a culture of diversity and inclusiveness (Strategic Priority 5.2).
Introduction of Diversity & Inclusiveness Strategy
The Diversity & Inclusiveness Strategy, launched in spring 2017, focuses its efforts on four key pillars: student access and success, education and research, climate and intergroup relations, and institutional viability and vitality.
Developing an ongoing Diversity & Inclusiveness Strategy was one of the primary goals of Strategic Initiative 5.2. The purpose of the strategy is twofold. First, it grounds our work regarding diversity and inclusiveness in a researched framework to ensure that the activities that we are prioritizing are purposeful, balanced and measurable. Second, it helps us to ensure our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness is long-term and embedded in our core business going forward.
In the short term, it will streamline, prioritize and track
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- Building a more inclusive curriculum (February 15, 2019)
- Dal Med School welcomes new James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies (February 14, 2019)
- Dalhousie launches partnership with the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation (February 8, 2019)
- Glancing back to move forward: African Heritage Month kickoff inspires (February 5, 2019)
- New Belong Research Fellowship Awards recognize rich diversity in Dal research (January 30, 2019)
- Creating a new symbol of place and belonging (January 8, 2019)
- Lord Dal scholarly panel hosts first community meeting on preliminary findings (December 12, 2018)
- Taking action on accessibility (November 29, 2018)
- Proclaiming the International Decade for People of African Descent (November 28, 2018)
- More female students choosing Computer Science at Dal (November 8, 2018)