Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Desautels

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Desautels

Developing a respectful, diverse and inclusive culture is key to ensuring everyone who passes through our doors feels safe, welcome, valued and heard. At the Desautels Faculty of Management, we are committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion to better serve our community.

Recent events and conversations in the world have highlighted inequities and systemic injustices that still permeate today’s society and organizations. Racism, discrimination and intolerance have no place in our community. Desautels brings together and enables talented students, faculty members and staff with diverse and intersecting identities so that all can flourish. We must cultivate a culture that not only values equity, diversity and inclusion, but practices these values in all that we do.

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Your opinion matters. We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas or feedback on how Desautels can become more equitable, diverse and inclusive. Please contact Professor Lisa Cohen at edi.mgmt [at] mcgill.ca.

Major updates

Notable Events or Training

Black History Month

Black History Month 2021 is the fifth annual celebration of Black History Month at McGill University bringing together students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. This year’s celebration is once again co-organized by the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), the Black Students’ Network of McGill (BSN) and the McGill African Students’ Society (MASS)

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Laurent Picard Distinguished Lecture

"Divergent Women" presented by Renée B. Adams, Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Friday, February 26, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Winter 2021 Lecture Series: Equity, Diversity and Racism

"Systemic Discrimination and its Impact on First Nations" presented by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Professor, School of Social Work, Gitxsan activist McGill University; Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:00 pm. Open to all MAUT Members

maut.retirees [at] gmail.com (subject: RSVP%3A%20Systemic%20Discrimination%20and%20its%20Impact%20on%20First%20Nations) (RSVP by March 1, 2021)

Workshop on micro-aggressions

Participation in this workshop is highly encouraged for all administrative and academic staff at Desautels.
This interactive workshop, facilitated by members of the Equity Team at the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), will support Desautels faculty and staff in learning how to identify, address and prevent microaggressions in the workplace. Participants will leave the workshop with a deepened knowledge of the impact of microaggressions, as well as concrete tips on how to interrupt their own biases.

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Equity Education

The Equity Team in the Office of the Provost provides ongoing opportunities for staff and faculty to build capacity on equity-related topics.

Workshops for Faculty

Virtual workshops designed for instructors on equity-related topics. Learn about accessible course design, gender diversity and inclusive language, anti-racism in teaching practice, and more! There are also workshops geared towards researchers, such as “EDI in Research and Grant Proposals”, “Applying an EDI Lens to the Research Team” and “Mentoring Relationships with a Focus on Equity”

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Workshops for Staff

Virtual workshops designed for staff on equity-related topics. Learn about accessibility, COVID-19 and returning to campus, accomodating employees with disabilities, equity education for student affairs professionals, equitable hiring and promotion, gender diversity and inclusive language, working in diverse teams and managing challenging conversations in the workplace

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest information on McGill University's response to COVID-19, please visit the Coronavirus Information website.

For Desautels specific updates please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page.

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