A President’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) has been established to provide recommendations on the process and actions required to identify and examine obstacles and inequities facing faculty, staff and students at the University of Manitoba.

Chaired by Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) Diane Hiebert-Murphy, the task force includes senior leaders, faculty members, students and staff members, as well as resource members drawn from relevant units of the University.  The committee will provide an interim report by May 2020, with a final report and recommendations by September 2020 to the President and Vice-Presidents.

 

Membership

Terms of Reference

Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Task Force established

Provide your input online to consultation questions

Share your personal experiences in our EDI online survey

 

EDI community experiences survey

A survey has been created to better understand UM community experiences of diversity, inclusion and equity. 

If you are a student, or faculty or staff member, please complete this EDI community experiences survey, if you have not already done so, and lend your voice to this important work.

The survey is open until June 1, 2020. All respondents are eligible to enter a draw to win one of ten $100 Amazon.ca gift cards.

The survey will inform the task force’s recommendations.

EDI Community Consultation

NOTE: All in-person focus groups have been paused due to the Covid-19 situation, but you can respond to any or all of the focus group questions online or share your personal experiences in our EDI online survey. All online responses are anonymous, unless you choose to include your name and contact information.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in consultations for the President’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The question guiding this work is: What is needed to ensure that EDI principles are embraced and supported within the UM community?

Focus groups will be held during February, March and April at the Fort Garry, Bannatyne and Selkirk Avenue campuses. A list of dates, times and locations can be found below. If you are a member of a community on campus that would like to host a focus group, please contact EDI@umanitoba.ca.

If you require accommodation to support your participation, please email EDI@umanitoba.ca.

If you are unable to attend a focus group but would like to provide your input, you can respond to any or all of the focus group questions online. All online responses are anonymous, unless you choose to include your name and contact information.

Faculty Sessions

Campus Date Location Time
Fort Garry 25-Feb 210 Helen Glass 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Garry 11-Mar Alan Borger (E1-270 EITC) 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Garry 17-Mar 324 Elizabeth Dafoe 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Garry 23-Mar 324 Elizabeth Dafoe 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Bannatyne 4-Mar A207A & B Chown 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Bannatyne 18-Mar D112A Dentistry 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Staff Sessions

Campus Date Location Time
Fort Garry 19-Feb 324 Elizabeth Dafoe 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Garry 20-Feb 324 Elizabeth Dafoe 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Fort Garry 31-Mar 210 Helen Glass 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort Garry 7-Apr Alan Borger (E1-270 EITC) 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Bannatyne 27-Feb A207A & B Chown 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Bannatyne 1-Apr A207A & B Chown 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Student Sessions

Campus Date Location Time
Fort Garry 13-Feb UMSU Council Chambers 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Fort Garry 12-Mar 324 Elizabeth Dafoe 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort Garry 17-Mar Alan Borger (E1-270 EITC) 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Garry 24-Mar UMSU Council Chambers 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Fort Garry 11-Mar GSA Lounge 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
(Graduate Students)
Fort Garry 20-Mar 305 Tier 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
(International Students)
Bannatyne 3-Mar S200 (2nd flr Med Svcs Bldg) 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Bannatyne 4-Mar S200 (2nd flr Med Svcs Bldg) 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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