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Principal’s Task Force on Diversity, Excellence and Community Engagement

Working Groups

Members of the Principal’s Task Force on Diversity, Excellence and Community Engagement will carry out their work through one of five working groups reflecting on aspects of three themes.

THEME 1: TAPPING INTO A BROADER TALENT POOL TO ENHANCE DIVERSITY AND ACCESS IN SUPPORT OF EXCELLENCE IN THE PURSUIT OF OUR ACADEMIC MISSION

Two working groups will consider the theme of developing a culture of inclusion to position McGill to maintain and grow traditions of excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission as we go forward to meet the challenges of a globalised world. The working group on Recruitment and Retention will consider how we enhance diversity in processes for the recruitment, retention and success of qualified academic, administrative and support staff; in the recruitment and promotion of academic administrators; and in broadening the pool of outstanding candidates for admission as students to programs at all levels, and supporting them to remain and successfully complete their studies at McGill. The working group on Engaging with Diversity will consider means and institutional supports for engaging with diversity within the McGill community.

THEME 2: HARNESSING OUR KNOWLEDGE AND DRIVE TO ENHANCE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The working group on Community Engagement will look at ways of enhancing community engagement at McGill.

THEME 3: HOW CAN WE BEST RECOGNISE AND CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE IN THE PURSUIT OF THE ACADEMIC MISSION IN AN INCLUSIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY? HOW DO WE ASSESS OUR ACHIEVEMENTS IN THESE AREAS?

Two working groups will address issues concerning how best to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation at international standards in an inclusive community. The working group Excellence in Programs and Pedagogy will focus on how we support, assess and celebrate excellence in research, teaching and service, while engaging with diversity in our community, and the group on Excellence in Research and Scholarship will focus on research activity.