New website details work of racism, diversity, and inclusion committee

New website details work of racism, diversity, and inclusion committee

By Communications Staff

February 15, 2017


Committee members: (top row, l-r) student Dev Aransevia, staff member Rosie LaLande (Executive Assistant to the Principal and committee secretary), staff member Tim Tang, Professor Laeeque Daneshmend. Bottom row, l-r: Professor Yolande Chan, staff member Nilani Loganathan, and student Hana Chaudhury.
Principal's statement
Principal Daniel Woolf issued a statement Feb.16 regarding the committee's work and the university's commitment to addressing the issues of racism, diversity, and inclusion. The statement is available on the principal's website.

A new website that details the work and processes of the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion is now available at

The website is meant to inform the Queen’s community of the committee’s ongoing work and will be updated with new information, including dates for community forums, as it arises.

Convened by Principal Daniel Woolf in early 2017, the committee is tasked with expeditiously reviewing past reports on issues of racism, diversity, and inclusion at Queen’s. The group will submit to the principal by March 31, 2017 a list of actions to be implemented that identify priorities, timelines, and measures to evaluate the success of implementation.

“We are looking for input from the Queen’s community on the implementation priorities of past report recommendations,” says Yolande Chan, Professor, Smith School of Business, and committee co-chair. “We want to hear from students, faculty, and staff at community forums in March and via email ( If you have expertise or suggestions, please get in touch.”

For more information, please visit