E-IDEA: Engineering Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity Advancement


Engineering Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity Advancement

The Faculty of Engineering is engaged and committed to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive McGill community. The E-IDEA initiative leads these efforts and addresses all stages of the student and staff lifecycle, from elementary and secondary school levels, to university-recruitment, to support and retention, to workforce diversity and professional wellbeing. By practicing a more equitable approach to engineering education and interpersonal relations, we are dedicated to becoming a better McGill: a more inclusive, adaptive, responsive, and prepared McGill. E-IDEA supports our community’s investment in building capacity to navigate current and future real-world problems (both known and unknown) through an equity-based lens.

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Faculty of Engineering EDI Strategy

Through our Faculty Equity Committee and in consultation with McGill’s Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies), we are continually developing actionable measures to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Faculty of Engineering.

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Teamwork Initiative

Making teamwork projects more meaningful and connective by integrating experiential learning and team-building skills into coursework.

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Youth Action & Outreach

Collaborating with youth and teachers in high-school settings to create accessible pathways to higher education for diverse populations.


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Women in the Faculty of Engineering

Assisting and encouraging girls and women interested in pursuing an architecture, engineering, or urban planning degree.

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Faculty Equity Ambassadors Program

Working to promote equity, diversity, and an inclusive environment within the Faculty of Engineering.

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