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Inclusion and Equity

An Introduction to the Inclusion and Equity Committee

The Philosophy department at the University of Guelph values an inclusive, respectful, and supportive environment for all of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The mandate of the Inclusion and Equity Committee (IEC) is to cultivate and sustain such an environment through education and facilitation of workshops and other events that promote inclusive and equitable social norms and professional practices. The IEC is particularly concerned with identifying and removing barriers to inclusiveness for members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in philosophy, including racialized, ethnic, and religious minorities, women, disabled individuals, and those who are LGBTQ+. We also recognize the specific challenges of people struggling with mental health. We are committed to ensuring that the department is a safe and welcoming place for everyone who works and studies in it.

Please see Department Best Practices document.

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.