Why inclusion and diversity is important to the Mount

Equity, diversity and inclusion means acknowledging and embracing each individual’s uniqueness, which includes race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, socio-economic status, age, religious beliefs, political beliefs, and other characteristics and ideologies. It also means celebrating, in a safe environment, the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. Cultivating diversity in the workplace develops stronger relationships, fostered by trust, respect and open dialogue.

Mount Saint Vincent University strives to be welcoming and understanding, and is committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Mount encourages everyone to take steps to understanding the diverse cultures, ethnicities and beliefs within the Mount and our neighbouring communities.

Employment Equity Policy

MSVU Diversity Brochure

The Mount has an Employment Equity Committee which acts as an advisory body in the development, implementation and monitoring of the employment equity plan and as a forum in which employment equity issues can be discussed. The Committee is made up of representatives from our employee groups who are passionate about creating a community of diversity at the Mount. Further information for faculty and staff interested in learning more about the Committee and the Mount’s initiatives can be found on the Intranet under Human Resources.

For more information on inclusion and employment equity at the Mount, please contact Tammy.Mercer@msvu.ca.