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Vice-Principal (Culture, Equity, and Inclusion)

We will lead, inspire, and collaborate with students, staff, faculty, and the broader community to cultivate a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Our work

The Office of the Vice-Principal (Culture, Equity, and Inclusion) oversees the work of the Human Rights and Equity Office, University Ombudsperson, Indigenous Initiatives, and Complaints and Investigations.

We are committed to fostering a university culture rich in inclusivity, equity, and belonging, while empowering individuals to reach their full potential.

Ever grateful for the lands on which we live, learn, work, and play, we acknowledge Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Our mission

  • Enhance the university's commitment to ensuring a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
  • Ensure that in the workplace, we live our values and that our human resources, organizational structure, processes, and culture are properly aligned to fulfil our mission.
  • Enhance cultural competency and awareness by providing education and training opportunities that promote cultural understanding, sensitivity, and awareness among all members of the university community.
  • Regularly evaluate and monitor the university’s efforts to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Stephanie Simpson


(Culture, Equity, and Inclusion)

Stephanie Simpson has more than two decades of experience in human rights and advocacy. Stephanie has been instrumental in nurturing accountability at Queen's University in Indigenization - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, and Accessibility (I-EDIAA)-related matters.

As an Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion), she played a key role in fostering both competence and legislative compliance around matters such as inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, anti-racism, human rights, and equity within the Queen's community.

Recent Articles

Photograph of attendees taking part in a round dance in the new Indigenous gathering space on Queen's campus during the opening event.

Sep 18, 2023

New Indigenous gathering space officially opens on campus

After a public event, the space is now ready to help bring Indigenous ways of knowing to Queen’s.

Grant Hall

Sep 15, 2023

Queen’s marks Consent Awareness Week

Numerous events scheduled throughout the week support the university's ongoing commitment to creating a campus free of sexual violence.

Accessible, gender-neutral washroom signage

Sep 13, 2023

Signage changes result in a major increase in gender-neutral washrooms on campus

Approximately 250 single-user washrooms across campus have been converted into gender-neutral facilities.