Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Our commitment

Athabasca University is committed to openness, accessibility, equity, diversity and inclusivity.

We recognize that inclusive excellence is key to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The Research Office is committed to building a strong research culture that embraces diverse communities, perspectives, and methods. Guided by the university’s I-CARE values (integrity, community, adaptability, respect, and excellence), the Research Office contributes to the university’s journey of inclusive excellence through priority initiatives, action plans, and capacity building.

Additional information on the Research Office’s commitment and contribution to inclusive excellence in research is available on the university’s Public disclosure page.

Dimensions charter

Athabasca University and the Research Office recognize the importance of addressing underrepresentation and follow the principles set in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Dimensions Charter. We pledge to create and enhance an environment that encourages diversity, equity, and inclusivity as fundamental standards in all the work we do. This strengthens the research community and the quality and impact of research.

Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan

Athabasca University’s Canada Research Chairs program is guided by an approved EDI Action Plan and strategy. The management and growth of the program aligns with the Canada Research Chairs program’s requirements and practices as well as an equity targets and gaps strategy for increased representation of the 4 federally designated equity-deserving groups.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

We are proud to be an employer partner in the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, a national initiative dedicated to helping organizations effectively address all facets of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Read more about AU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Updated June 29, 2022 by Digital & Web Operations (web_services@athabascau.ca)