Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in employment and believes the excellence the institution is known for is enhanced through the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University benefits from shared experience with people from diverse backgrounds who bring new and varied perspectives to academic endeavors and community  life.

Dimensions Program at MSVU  
MSVU is one of 17 universities and colleges from across Canada – and the only Nova Scotia institution – selected to work with the Tri-Agency Dimensions team to foster increased research excellence, innovation and creativity within the post-secondary sector across all disciplines through increased equity, diversity and inclusion. Learn more:
·      MSVU signs Dimensions Charter, commits to improving equity, diversity and inclusion in research
·      Dimensions Program

Canada Research Chairs Action Plan 
Mount Saint Vincent University is currently developing a Canada Research Chair (CRC ) Action Plan to ensure equitable and representative CRC nominations and appointments at MSVU. We are committed to including the unique experiences and needs of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities, in  all aspects of research.

Research shows that teams of diverse researchers are more innovative, have a greater collective intelligence, have more capacity to tackle complex issues and, ultimately, achieve excellence. For Canada to reach its full potential for innovation there needs to be a diversity of perspectives to tackle issues and respond to opportunities effectively that will have real impact. Moreover, to retain excellent research talent in Canada, diverse researchers need to feel meaningfully welcomed, supported, valued and included (Canada Research Chairs).

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) Resources

Contact

Sherry Sullivan (she/her)
Consultant, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility
sherry.sullivan4@msvu.ca