Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Desautels

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.


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You can help Desautels become more equitable, diverse and inclusive. If you’d like to become more active in our EDI efforts please complete this form or contact us at edi.mgmt [at] mcgill.ca.



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Notable Events and Trainings

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”

Faculty workshops

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

Staff workshops


Projections: Kwe

The project was initiated by the Engineering Undergraduate Society’s Indigenous Inclusion Committee (ICC) with the hopes of increasing visibility, representation, and inclusion of Indigenous students and cultures in the Faculty of Engineering, and developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering’s Dean’s office, the Provost’s Indigenous Initiatives Office, and McGill’s Visual Arts Collection. The exhibit features 30 artworks from a variety of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, curated by the Indigenous Inclusion Committee, selected from McGill's Visual Arts Collection. It is the first exhibit of its kind at McGill.

Projections: Kwe was launched in April 2022 and will be running for one year. All are invited to view the exhibit and engage with the stories behind each work. Located in McConnell Engineering Building Lobby (3480 University Street)


Black History Month

McGill University is celebrating important achievements of Black people in the community and around the world at the 7th annual Black History Month at McGill.

Desautels is hosting a series of in-person and virtual events under the theme "Black Flourishing: Nurturing Excellence in Business," bringing together students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members.

Join us for the following events co-sponsored by the Desautels EDI Team and the Laidley Centre for Business Ethics (LCBE):

Ethical Vigilance: The Convergence of Race, Identity and AI
Renée Cummings, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Data Science at the UVA School of Data Science, will discuss the convergence of race, culture and identity when considering the implications of AI in the tech industry.
February 13, 2023, 10 am - 11:30 am EST - Register

Critical Race Theory in Conversation With EDI Strategic Plans
Dr. Wesley Crichlow, Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities and former Associate Dean of Equity at Ontario Tech University, will discuss the intersection of critical race theory and the effectiveness of EDI efforts in strategic planning.
February 15, 2023, 10 am - 11:30 am EST, Online (Zoom) - Register

Remembering Africville: A Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Sabrina Jafralie
The EDI and LCBE teams will be hosting a film screening and discussion.
February 16, 2023, 5 pm - 6:30 pm, ARMST 370 - Register

Demanding Diversity: HR, Recruitment and Retention in the Corporate World
A panel of human resources (HR) professionals will discuss the effects of the death of George Floyd on today’s HR practices.
February 20, 2023, 10 am - 11:30 am, BRONF 301 - Register

Carnival Is… Mas, Movement & Music - Mini Workshop 
The West-Can group instructors will guide participants through the history of carnival, the creative process of costume making and some of the rhythms, techniques and movements which inspire the composition of soca and calypso music.
February 21, 2023, 4:30 pm - 6 pm, BRONF 301 - Register


McGill University is on land which long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

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