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Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion

December 2016

In an effort to initiate a broad, meaningful, and sustained conversation on racism, diversity, and inclusion at Queen’s, Principal Daniel Woolf is establishing a small group comprised of faculty, students, and staff that will be tasked with expeditiously reviewing past reports on these issues and making short- and long-term recommendations for change. The Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion will begin its work early in the new year. Draft terms of reference for the Committee are below.

The six-member committee is comprised of two faculty, two staff members, and two students. The Senate selected three members, one from each group, who needed not be members of Senate. The principal appointed the remaining members, after Senate’s selections were finalized, keeping in mind the diversity of the group as whole. 

The committee members are: 

• Dev Aransevia (Artsci’17), a fourth-year Global Development Studies student
• Yolande Chan, faculty member in the Smith School of Business 
• Hana Chaudhury, a third-year Commerce student 
• Laeeque Daneshmend, faculty member in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering, cross-appointed to the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
• Nilani Loganathan, staff member in the Business Career Centre in Smith School of Business
• Tim Tang, staff member in the Office of Advancement

Members of the university’s senior administration will be appointed by the principal as ex-officio non-voting members to permit immediate feedback on questions, suggestions, and recommendations to streamline the work of the committee.

In addition, given the need to ensure access by the committee and the principal to specialized resources, the principal will appoint a reference group, with specific expertise, to which questions or suggestions of the committee with financial, legal, structural, or other implications may be referred for immediate feedback. The reference group will be formed after the committee has met for the first time.

The committee will submit to the principal, no later than March 31, 2017, a final list of actions to be implemented that identifies priorities, suggested timelines, and measures to evaluate the success of implementation.