EDII Initiatives

Declaration of commitment to address systemic racism

In August 2020, Principal Patrick Deane set forth the university’s commitment to address systemic racism as it exists within the institution. Co-signed by more than twenty of Queen’s senior leaders, the Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism acknowledged the need for the campus community to understand and confront structural prejudices, pledging to undertake a range of actions. 

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Scarborough Charter

Queen’s has joined 40 universities and colleges across Canada as a signatory of the Scarborough Charter — a sector-wide agreement designed to move post-secondary institutions beyond rhetoric and to more meaningful, concrete actions to address anti-Black racism and to promote Black inclusion.

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Advocacy Coalition Mural

A new outdoor mural will be installed outside the Queen’s University Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) in 2022. This is a joint commission by the student-led Queen’s University Advocacy Coalition and the Office of the Principal.

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