What's new at SEDE?

Join us for the first ever LGBTQ+ family day, as part of LGBTQ+ History Month at McGill!
Details here

The 8th annual Indigenous Awareness Weeks has expanded to comprise two full weeks of events, including panel discussions, film screenings, Turtle Island Reads, a BIPOC open mic night, and of course the annual Pow Wow!

See the full list of events 

The first ever LGBTQ+ History Month is happening this October at McGill!

If you want your club or organization to participate, propose your event

or fill out the volunteer form.

The Family Care Program welcomes all student parents (and their families) to Orientation on September 14! Connect with others, and learn about support and resources available to you!

Find out more

The 2018 Social Equity Undergraduate Research and Engaged Learning Symposium is on October 4th!

In its second year, we are hosting a colloquium for the 7 recipients of the Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards; a panel on engaged learning and research with community members, faculty, and students; and a World Cafe about youth political engagement!

Find out more

McGill's first Lavender Graduation, celebrating graduating LGBTQ2SIA students!
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For International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, SEDE is hosting a community dinner and art workshop for LGBTQSIA students, staff, and faculty at McGill.

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This year's My Day at McGill brought more than 170 youth to McGill to show them what kind of opportunities their education to lead to, with help from students in Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Nursing & Engineering, the McGill Library, and First People's House, to name a few!

Find out more about My Day at McGill 

Café Collab celebrated this year's successes through an art exhibition and panel at the Year End Showcase, where over 50 staff, students, and community members gathered to enjoy food and talk about equity on campus. 

Read more about Cafe Collab 

We provide workshops for staff, faculty, and students, delivered by our Equity Educational advisors, on topics ranging from Universal Design to Gender and Sexuality. 

Register here

Join us for a dinner and art-making workshop as part of the IGSF's "The Arts of Trans, Gender Diverse and Two-Spirit Lives Conference" on April 5-7.

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Alternative Spring Break takes place March 5-9, where students have the opportunity to spend Reading Week volunteering with community organizations. 

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Student researchers share their experiences and findings at the first annual Social Equity Undergraduate Research Awards (SEURA) symposium.

Read the full article

Apply for SEURA

February 2018 marks the second ever Black History Month at McGill, organized by the SEDE office in collaboration with the Black Students' Network.

Read the full schedule of activities and events

The Joint Senate Board Committee for Equity hosted a poster exhibit on Student-led Equity Initiatives, with a special panel dedicated to those of Black students. 

Read more about it here

Cafe Collab hosted an information session dedicated to helping students in the process of resettling to Canada, as part of a larger conversation to learn how McGill can better support new and non-residents. 


Find out more about Cafe Collab here

Welcome to the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office

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We aim to develop an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus through education. 

Land Acknowledgment

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

Recognizing the history of where you stand is important, and becoming increasingly common practice when hosting events and activities across Canada.

Here are a few tips to remember if you want to make a land acknowledgment before a class presentation, in a written document, or when hosting an event. 


Upcoming Events

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