Dimensions Charter: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Trent University is proud to have signed the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Canada Charter, which recognizes that a multiplicity of perspectives, lived experiences and the overall complexity of diverse individuals foster increased research excellence, innovation and creativity within the post-secondary sector. The Charter actively encourages committed universities to take a multidimensional and intersectional approach to equity, diversity and inclusion to achieve a future research community where all can thrive. Signing the Charter further strengthens Trent’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Trent’s Canada Research Chair Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan
Trent University is strongly committed to raising awareness around equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) concerns across both the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program and its broader research community. We recognize that by fostering a diverse and inclusive research culture, we create opportunities and an environment that allows students and faculty to develop and flourish as individuals and global citizens. In order to ensure this commitment in the CRC Program, Trent University has developed, and implemented, an action plan that focuses on improving the governance, transparency and monitoring of equity and diversity within the program.
The Trent University Canada Research Chair Action Plan, and more information on our EDI initiatives within the Canada Research Chair program below.
Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility
Trent has established a Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility (CHREA) to support conversations and initiatives related to human rights, equity, diversity, and accessibility. CHREA lead conversations and initiatives related to human rights at Trent University including, but not limited to:
- Monitoring and advising on Trent University's Accessibility Policy and compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
- Monitoring and advising on Trent University's Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Employment Equity Policy.
- Providing advice on and helping to resolve human rights complaints.
- Supporting the Presidential Advisory Council on Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility (PACHREA) and its subcommittees.
- Providing education and outreach to the Trent University community on issues related to human rights, equity, and accessibility
Handling Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Concerns
Trent University is dedicated to addressing any equity, diversity and inclusion concerns, including the monitoring and reporting of such concerns. Concerns can be directed as follows:
General Inquiries or concerns should be directed to the Director of EDI, Dr. Rona Jualla Van Oudenhoven and the Trent University Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility. Concerns will be addressed through the Resolutions Procedures (Part II), as laid out in the Discrimination and Harassment Policy (2014).
Concerns about the Canada Research Chair program and related recruitment processes should be directed to Dr. Cathy Bruce, Vice-President Research and Innovation, and the Office of Research and Innovation