Indigenization - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, and Accessibility (I-EDIAA)

The GSGE Department recognizes that action is required to improve indigenization, equity and diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and accessibility both within our Department and in the larger community.

Equity Resources at Queen's


The Office of Indigenous Initiatives builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation, and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric and life of the university through programs, funding opportunities, and initiatives that are helping to build a campus that embraces reconciliation and encourages all members of the Queen’s community to learn about Indigenous ways of knowing.

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Equity Services works with Officers of the University, the Senate Education Equity Committee, and the Council on Employment Equity to ensure that equity is achieved throughout the University in accordance with the Report on Principles and Priorities adopted by the Queen's Senate in 1996.

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The Queen's Human Rights Office informs, educates, and advises the Queen's community about their rights and responsibilities in the area of human rights. The Human Rights staff can also provide confidential advisory services to students, staff, and faculty following incidences of harassment or discrimination.

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Queen’s students, faculty, and staff come from every imaginable background – small towns and suburbs, urban highrises, Indigenous communities, and from more than 100 countries around the world. You belong here.

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Racism is a belief that one group is superior to others. Racism can be openly displayed in racial jokes, slurs or hate crimes. It can also be more deeply rooted in attitudes, values, and stereotypical beliefs. Queen's University is committed to developing policies and providing resources to combat racism in all its forms.

Equity, Diversity, and Anti-Racism Resources


The Accessibility Hub is a central online resource for accessibility at Queen’s University, serving to elevate inclusion and improve access for everyone on our campus. Queen’s University is committed to building a campus community that is inclusive for all individuals, and ensuring that its services, supports, and spaces are accessible for persons with disabilities.

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GSGE Resources

The university has broad policies that cover discrimination and harassment for the Queen’s community as a whole and Queens employees. Students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering as well as anyone in the broader Queen’s community have access to a number of on campus resources that provide confidential guidance on university policies and procedures, possible next steps, and available support for those experiencing harassment, discrimination, or otherwise not feeling included in the Queen’s community. These services aim to foster a better campus environment and allow you to decide whether any further action will be taken.

Current I-EDIAA Committee

If you’d like to get involved in these efforts please reach out to us using the information form

 Terms of Reference


  • Dr. Elisabeth Steel
  • Revecca Rivas

Committee Members:

  • Dr. Hom Nath Gharti
  • Professor Rob Harrap
  • Trista Swaby
  • Sarah Hatherly
  • Chloe Letcher
  • Dr. Alex Pedersen
  • Dr. Matthew Leybourne

Recent and ongoing initiatives include:

  • Quiet space for study and reflection
  • Website redesign
  • Signage for washrooms
  • Signage for I-EDIAA Resources
  • Awards