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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Queen's University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territoryLearn more about Land Acknowledgement and related support services.

The Department of History is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive culture and is proud to support the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi | Extending the Rafters: Truth and Reconciliation Task Force Final Report and the Faculty of Arts & Science EDII Committee Statement.

Read Principal Deane's October 26th statement against antisemitism at Queen's. Queen's has supports available on campus through Human Rights Advisory Services and encourages anyone who has been personally affected by any form of human rights related discrimination or harassment to contact the office. Students in further need of wellness support can contact Student Wellness Services or access self-directed mental health supports, such as Empower Me or Good2Talk. Anyone who would like to ask a question or state a concern about human rights related discrimination and/or harassment can contact the Queen's Human Rights Advisory Services by submitting a Human Rights Client Intake Form or by email.

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Training and Events

The Human Rights & Equity Office offers free online training on Accessibility, Employment Equity, Human Rights, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Anti-Racism, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and Sexual and Gender Diversity. 

ACT (Action, Transformation, Commitment) is a set of learning opportunities to provide you with a foundational understanding of: systems of oppression, power and privilege anti-oppressive frameworks advocacy, allyship and leadership and more. Offered by the HREO and the Student Experience Office. 

Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) offers Intercultural Awareness training, a five-part series of workshops which help to recognize that gaining intercultural awareness requires a commitment to life-long learning. 

The Queen's EDII Student Events Calendar is a central hub for finding and promoting events and initiatives across campus specifically for equity-deserving students and students wanting to become better allies.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity Department of History Prize

This Departmental prize is awarded to an undergraduate student in first, second, third, or fourth year for the best essay or project devoted to the histories of equity-deserving groups. 

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Indigenization Fund

The Faculty of Arts and Science Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization Fund provides support to regular faculty members and continuing adjuncts in the Faculty of Arts and Science for teaching and learning, and research, related to the Faculty’s strategic priorities around equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization. The maximum amount for an award is $3500.00, and faculty members may seek support from this fund once a year. This is available to faculty, staff and all students, and has an open deadline. 

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Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.