We use biodiversity as an index for environmental health, yet when looking at the different fields in biodiversity science, equity and inclusion are still lacking. Let us work together to create an inclusive, diverse and equitable environment for all.
Equity refers to fair treatment, including the elimination of systemic barriers that disadvantage particular groups. Fair treatment is not necessarily the same for everyone, but takes into account different personal realities, both present and historical, to provide all individuals with access to the same opportunities for the promotion and support of research.
Diversity refers to the presence within the research ecosystem of people from different groups, which promotes the expression of diverse perspectives, approaches and experiences, including those of underrepresented groups.
Inclusion refers to the establishment of practices that allow all members of the research community to be and to feel valued, supported and respected, paying particular attention to underrepresented groups.
QCBS EDI Plan
EDI policies in government agencies
Provincial Government – The Chief Scientist (Science in Québec) Agenda on Equity, diversity and inclusion
Provinical government – FRQNT & EDI
Federal government – Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Requirements and Practices
Federal government – NSERC/CRSNG Tri-Agency Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
EDI in our partner universities
McGill University – Equity at McGill
Concordia University – Working toward equity, diversity and inclusion
Université de Montréal – Équité, diversité et inclusion
UQAC – Équité, diversité, inclusion
Université Laval – L’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion à l’Université Laval
Université de Sherbrooke – L’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion à l’UdeS
Bishops’ University – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Previously At the QCBS
2019 QCBS EDI workshop – How can we work towards a fairer environment?
oSTEM – Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a non-profit professional association for LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community
Canadian Black Scientist Network – The Canadian Black Scientists Network exists to Elevate, make Visible, Celebrate and Connect Black Canadians in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine (STEMM) across sectors.
SCWIST – The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology is a not-for-profit society that specializes in improving the presence and influence of women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in Canada
IndigeSTEAM – IndigeSTEAM ‘s mission is the provision of Indigenous-led and culturally-relevant programming in STEM/STEAM to support a better future for Indigenous youth in STEM.
Questions, concerns or ideas?
Contact our people responsible for EDI at the QCBS!