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From Self-Assessment to Sustainable Action: Growing EDI and Research

Research Theme
Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities
Lead Researcher
Michelle Ni Dochartaigh-Derbich
Duration of Project
EDI Capacity-Building Grant
Project Description

Lethbridge College has launched many initiatives to support  its institutional goals directly support principles of  EDI, such as the Niitsitapi  Strategy, Health & Wellness Strategy, and Internationalization Plan. To continue to build on this work, support from the EDI Institutional Capacity-Building Grant will allow Lethbridge College to 1) hire an EDI strategist and strike a formal EDI committee, with meaningful involvement from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups, to work towards identifying and removing systemic barriers that impact the success of all members of the LC community, 2) create a formal EDI strategy informed by decolonization, anti-racism, and anti-oppression 3) provide resources to allow research capacity for staff and students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups including Indigenous peoples, members of racialized minorities, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, and women; and encourage research related to EDI.