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.

Trottier building on a sunny day

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

McGill Macdonald Engineering Building in fall

Faculty Equity Committee

Faculty, staff, and student representatives consulting and developing recommendations on matters relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion

members of the EDI Advocacates

EDI Advocacy Program

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

3 students collaborating and working on a project

Teamwork Initiative

Supporting instructors to embed EDI and teamwork skills into engineering coursework through experiential workshops


3 people cutting a material

Youth Action & Outreach

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


Projection screen showing artwork by Leo Yerxa, Untitled (Young Couple Under the Snow)

Projections Art Exhibit

Projections is a digital exhibition aiming to strengthen the inclusion of underrepresented groups within the Faculty of Engineering through art

Members of the Indigenous Inclusion Committee [l-r] Jonas Henderson (Kalaaleq), Isabelle Prévost-Aubin (Métis Nation), and Kayleigh Spencer (James Bay Cree), with Prof. Frank Ferrie and Dean Nicell

Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Awards

Grant awards available to support students advancing EDI and anti-racism in the Faculty of Engineering community

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