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EDI Framework – Four Pillars

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Strategic Pillars

Focus/Impact 1
Leadership, Governance, Accountability to establish and enact organizational systems, structures, policies, and processes that mobilize and sustain EDI commitments and resources through leadership, governance, and accountability

Focus/Impact 2
Research, Teaching and Learning, Broader Learning Experience to enhance and innovate: research and academic programs; teaching and learning practices; and broader educational opportunities, in a manner that exemplifies inclusive excellence, societal relevance, and impact in diverse local, regional, national, and global communities

Focus/Impact 3
Intrapersonal Competencies, Interpersonal Behaviours, Intergroup Relations to build and support a community continuously developing attitudes, knowledge, and skills to foster positive interpersonal and intergroup relations, a culture of respect and inclusion, and a climate where all members of the community experience dignity and belonging

Focus/Impact 4
Student Access & Success, Employment Equity, Community Engagement to attract and engage a campus community of learners, scholars, practitioners, and leaders that reflects local and national demographic diversity, including groups historically and contemporarily underrepresented, underutilized, and underserved in higher education