Building Capacity and Human Resources

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Building Capacity and Human Resources

Indigenous Peoples are vastly underrepresented in the higher education system as academic faculty, part-time course lecturers, and administrative staff. We are committed to creating an equitable workplace that incorporates and respects a diversity of cultures. In this area, we focus on recruiting Indigenous faculty to teach and embark on Indigenous initiatives that are important to them and SCS Indigenous learners, and on hiring Indigenous staff for various roles at all levels. We also recognize that it is critical to engage and retain Indigenous faculty and staff and will therefore embrace a holistic approach to the creation of relevant support services.


Provost’s Call to Actions

Meaningful Outcome



Articulate local targets for Indigenous hires in the next five years, and establish and support active, innovative, and equitable recruitment strategies that respect and support Indigenous Peoples. McGill SCS advances diversity and equity and demonstrates efforts to amend and improve relationships with Indigenous Peoples In collaboration with the Provost’s Office and SCS Human Resources, develop a recruitment strategy to attract and recruit two Indigenous academic faculty for non-tenure track positions. Fall 2021
Over the next three years, attract and recruit three Indigenous course lecturers to teach at SCS. Fall 2023
Support the retention of Indigenous faculty A comprehensive support system for SCS Indigenous employees In collaboration with the Provost’s Office, appoint a McGill Indigenous faculty or staff as a mentor for newly hired Indigenous faculty and administrative staff. Fall 2021
In collaboration with the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), create opportunities for Indigenous staff to engage socially in culturally relevant activities (e.g., gathering for smudging ceremonies, storytelling, and sharing personal learning experiences). Ongoing
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