Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology is committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and stands in solidarity with marginalised and equity-seeking groups. We acknowledge that members of equity-seeking groups may have experienced barriers to education, employment, and full participation, due to structural and other factors (e.g. systemic discrimination, economic disadvantage, anti-black racism, racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, or homophobia).
It is our professional and social responsibility to promote the understanding and respect of diversity and intersectionality in culture, circumstance, race, aboriginality, ethnicity, gender, age, (dis)ability, religion, language, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, and place of origin. We want to raise awareness about implicit biases, harassment, and systemic discrimination (including Anti-Black racism) in order to promote fair treatment and outcomes for people of all identities.
As well, we acknowledge that we can and should do more to prioritise inclusivity and support the voices of marginalised groups. We are committed to examining and changing our practices given our position of privilege as an academic department, and in light of our discipline’s historic role in supporting and perpetuating scientific racism and other oppressive ideologies and practices.
We have begun working to ensure that the values, goals and practices in our department reflect this commitment.
The Psychology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Our mission: To promote an equitable, fair, and diverse departmental community that is inclusive of its members and those the department serves.
Jeffery Yen, Committee Chair