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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Research

McGill University is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in research, including the production of knowledge, equitable access to funding opportunities, and the equitable and inclusive participation of all individuals in the research ecosystem. The University recognizes that EDI policies and practices strengthen the research community, as well as the quality, social relevance, outcomes, and impacts of research. Researchers are expected to follow relevant institutional policies, procedures and practices supporting EDI and advancing its goals within the University.

For any questions, please contact Senior Research Equity Advisor uzma.jamil [at] (Uzma Jamil).

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External Resources

Find resources about governmental EDI principles, including the Canada Research Chairs and Tri-agencies, or view resources on topics such as Anti-racism and Indigenous Peoples.

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Topics in EDI in Research

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Topics in EDI in research include the following:

EDI considerations for university research

Systemic Barriers
  • Systemic barriers at universities
  • Reading list
Unconscious Bias
  • Understanding unconscious bias
  • Training and other measures
  • Measures to reduce bias
  • Reading list

EDI in research grant applications

Research projects
  • Research topic
  • Designing studies and determining methodology
Research teams
  • The importance of diverse research teams
  • Avoiding tokenism
  • Demonstrating inclusivity
Training, mentoring, and supervision
  • Best practices for training HQPs
  • EDI considerations in supervisor-supervisee relationships
  • Mentoring students
  • McGill resources for mentoring students
Knowledge mobilization
  • Understanding knowledge mobilization
  • Reading list




Topics in external resources include the following:

EDI in funding programs

Canada Research Chairs
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/Tri-Agencies
  • Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • The Dimensions Program
Fonds de recherche du Québec

Resources by topic



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