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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity

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 strives to create an accessible learning environment that values and respects the diversity of all individuals. We are 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.


Student Opportunities

Training and Events

The Human Rights & Equity Office offers free online training on Ableism, Accessibility, Anti-Oppression, Employment Equity, Human Rights, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Anti-Racism, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and Sexual and Gender Diversity. See the Human Rights & Equity Office's Training Catalogue for all available courses. 

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, and Indigenization Fund (Faculty of Arts and Science)

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. 


Queen's EDII Initiatives

Human Rights and Equity Office

Training Opportunities

The Human Rights and Equity Office comprises Queen's Human Rights Advisory Services, Equity Services, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Accessibility Hub. HREO's vision: an inclusive community that values, respects, and celebrates the dignity and worth of every person, and where all can be their best. 

Inclusive Queen's

Within the office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), Inclusive Queen's is a place where community members can learn about the resources, programs, and new initiatives that are helping to build a campus that embraces diversity and empowers all members of the Queen's community to thrive. 

Includes: Inclusive Supports on Campus and in the Community

Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Terminology Guide (2019)

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric of life at the university. 

Teaching and Learning Resources

Centre for Teaching and Learning: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Resources

This website offers starting points specifically focused on teaching and learning to address the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and to take action on the Queen's University Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report Yakwanastahentéha / Aankenjigemi / Extending the Rafters.

Includes: Pedagogy of Peace 

Centre for Teaching and Learning: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

This website provides educational programs intended to build community awareness, increase knowledge and address systemic barriers to inclusion. This includes Self-Directed Learning modules such as CTL Transforming Teaching Toolkit where the Principles of inclusive teaching are woven throughout. 

Centre for Teaching and Learning Teaching Toolkit: Inclusive Community

CTL offers resources related to inclusive pedagogies, decolonization, accessibility, Indigenous pedagogies, and social presence in face-to-face and remote teaching environments.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization Key Terms

A resource created by the Human Rights and Equity Office in 2020.

Human Rights and Equity Office Training

Accessible Instruction for Educators

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Pedagogy and Practice Modules

Unconscious Bias

Indigenous Terminology and Land Acknowledgement: A Guide for the Queen's Community

A resource created by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives in 2019.

Department of History, Queen's University

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