EDI (EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION)

EDI (Equality, Diversity And Inclusion) is both a mindset and a skill set. We use the acronym R.A.I.D to explain both:

·       Recognition that history has systemically and unjustly excluded groups of people from social, political and economic spaces

·       Awareness that historical structures and behaviours of exclusion are not easily dismantled

·       Intolerance for the exclusion that continues to occur along historical lines

·       Drive toward meaningful inclusion of those who have been excluded by focusing on behavioural and structural change

Additional information :

·       Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.

·       Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. An inclusive university promotes and sustains a sense of belonging; it values and practices respect for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living of its members.

Roy Gluckman