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EDI Plans and Impact

2024-2029 EDI Action Plan

The University of Winnipeg 2024-2029 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan is currently under development and will be published in November 2023. This plan is based on institutional self-assessment activities, including environmental scans, existing data, and engagement activities with equity-deserving groups.

The current UWinnipeg EDI Self-Assessment Team includes:

  • Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba, Faculty, English
  • Katherine Breward, Faculty, Business and Administration
  • Danielle Defries, Chair and Faculty, Kinesiology and Applied Health
  • Patricia Fitzpatrick, Faculty, Geography
  • Tanis McLeod Kolisnyk, Coordinator, Aboriginal Student Services Centre
  • Pavlina Radia, Vice-President, Academic
  • Sharanpal Ruprai, Chair and Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
  • Jane Shulman, Research Associate, EDI Self-Assessment
  • Narumi Taniguchi, Faculty, Education, and Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Program
  • Jori Thordarson, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the General Counsel
  • Jennifer Trotman, Director, Campus Living
  • Larissa Wodtke, Program Officer, EDI, Anti-Racism, and Decolonization and Research

The UWinnipeg EDI Executive Advisory Team includes:

  • Stacey Belding, Human Rights and Diversity Officer
  • Jaime Cidro, Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation
  • Jino Distasio, Vice-President, Research & Innovation
  • Chantal Fiola, Interim Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement
  • Chris MacDonell, Executive Director, Office of Institutional Analysis
  • Manish Pandey, Acting Associate Vice-President, International
  • Pavlina Radia, Vice-President, Academic
  • Gina Schiak, Acting Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
Accessibility Plan

The University of Winnipeg Accessibility Plan serves as a living document that will be modified and strengthened as the next four standards under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act are rolled out. We remain committed to our principal objective of having a barrier-free campus and culture in which all members of our community positively benefit while participating in all aspects of an inclusive working and learning environment. For more information about the Accessibility Plan and other institutional resources visit the Accessibility Hub.

Canada Research Chair EDI Action Plan

In accordance with the Canada Research Chair Program’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, The University of Winnipeg is committed to addressing country-wide underrepresentation of members of the Government of Canada’s four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, and members of racialized communities) in Chair positions. The University of Winnipeg Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan has been in place as of December 2017, and more details about UWinnipeg's CRC EDI planning and progress can be found on the EDI in the Canada Research Chairs Program page.

A new UWinnipeg CRC EDI Action Plan is under development and will be nested within the overall 2024-2029 EDI Action Plan.

Employment Equity Plan

The University of Winnipeg Employment Equity Plan is currently under development with the Human Rights and Diversity Office and the Employment Equity Advisory Committee. It will be nested within the overall 2024-2029 EDI Action Plan.

Indigenization Strategy

Indigenization is one of the strategic directions taken by the University of Winnipeg. The Office of Indigenous Engagement is, and has been, key in collaborating with administration, faculty, staff, students, and the community to ensure that campus Indigenization has a lasting and profound effect at the institution.

UWinnipeg is committed to implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC): Calls to Action. For more information about UWinnipeg's commitment to and progress on the TRC Calls to Action visit the Supporting TRC's Calls to Action page.

UWinnipeg is also a signatory of the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint and Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord.

Scarborough Charter Plan

In February 2023, The University of Winnipeg became an official signatory of the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education. The Charter was established in October 2020 at the University of Toronto Scarborough following consultation with university communities and Black political and civic organizations from across Canada. It includes a series of commitments that signatories make to promote Black flourishing and foster inclusive excellence on campuses. The Charter also provides a concrete framework for delivering on those commitments.

UWinnipeg is in the early stages of engagement for developing a plan to address the Scarborough Charter calls to action, and this plan will be nested within the overall 2024-2029 EDI Action Plan.