Terms of Reference

Nominees should be actively involved in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion(EDI) within the McGill community. We are particularly interested in achievements or initiatives that have the potential for long-term impact and that fit with McGill's EDI objectives (see, McGill's EDI Strategic PlanMcGill's Plan for Addressing Anti-Black Racism). The nomination letter and letters of support should address ways in which the nominee has shown exceptional leadership, initiative, and commitment to EDI. In the case of nominations of a team, please indicate how the collaborative efforts have advanced EDI and/or community building.

Activities such as the following are eligible:

  • Teaching and/or mentoring, with specific reference to populations under-represented at McGill.
  • Promotion of policies and practices that reinforce inclusivity.
  • Raising awareness of issues relating to equity and diversity.
  • Facilitation of recruitment and retention of staff and students from a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, including but not limited to: racialized and Indigenous peoples, queer peoples, women, people of varied socio-economic classes, and people with disabilities.
  • Enhancing the working or learning environments with a view to ensuring the climate is one in which all staff and students are supported and able to thrive.
  • Development and implementation of projects promoting equity, diversity, and/or community engagement.



McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit our Land Acknowledgement webpage.

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