Equity Education

Image showing difference between Equality, Equity, and Liberation: In the equality image, three people of different heights are watching a baseball game. They are all standing on supports of the same size, but only one of them is tall enough to see over the fence. In the equity image, they all have different levels of supports so that they can all see over the fence. In the liberation image, there is no fence at all.


Social equity is about imagining and working towards a future where all people from all communities have the access, resources, and support they need-to not only survive but thrive.


Through our equity educational work at SEDE, we help people to understand and address systemic inequities, and in our workshops we create spaces to reflect on what we can do enact change on and off campus. We are dedicated to providing tools so that everyone can participate in making our communities more equitable. 

Examples of our work

Logo for Women in Physics at McGill

We have been working with McGill's Women in Physics to help them build a more intersectional approach to their equity work. 

Find out more about McGill Women in Physics


Logo for McGill faculty of engineering

We have been working with the Faculty of Engineering Equity Committee to make McGill Engineering more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, for example in launching a Faculty Ambassador program. 

Find out more about the Faculty of Engineering Equity Committee


Logo for McGill School of social work

Following results of the Equity survey, the School of Social Work has reached out to us to provide them with training and consulting on issues related to diversity and equity in the classroom.

Find out more about the School of Social Work's Equity initiatives

Community visioning session for Black history month

Interested in finding out how you can be a part of equity education at McGill?

Land Acknowledgment

Map of Montreal

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. 


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