EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT
THE GINA CODY SCHOOL

Support underrepresented groups including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), women, persons with disabilities (invisible or visible), members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and others) communities and ethnic and religious groups at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

All gifts to the Gina Cody School Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund will be matched by an anonymous donor, up to $10,000.

About Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Concordia’s mission includes a pledge to be “welcoming, engaged and committed to innovation and excellence in education, research, creative activities and community partnerships. It dares to be different and draws on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world".

To be successful in our mission, we strive to achieve:

  • Equity involves the recognition of historic and current inequalities in the university community. Equity is the fair treatment of all community members through the removal of institutionalized barriers, biases and obstacles that impede access or jeopardize opportunities for all to achieve their full potential.
  • Diversity is the representation of different knowledge, worldviews, practices and experiences within a community. Individuals may hold diverse, intersecting identities along dimensions of race, Indigeneity, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age and abilities. Diversity allows for richer cognitive processing and exchange of information, and enriches the learning, working and living environment of the university.
  • Inclusion is achieved when all members of a community are inherently valued and welcomed and feel a sense of meaningful belonging. An inclusive learning, working and living university environment embraces differences and offers mutual respect in words and actions for all. Responsibility for inclusion is shared across all members of the community.

In keeping with the final report of the Concordia-wide Working Group on EDI made available in October 2020, our initiatives seek to follow the guiding principles of mutual respect, fair access, coordinated action, collective responsibility and continuous improvement.

Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology

Towards a more diverse and inclusive practice of engineering and computer science

Named after the first woman to receive a PhD in building engineering at Concordia, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is poised to set a leading example in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion.

According to a report by Engineers Canada, Canada could be short as many as 100,000 engineers by 2025. This looming shortage is not unique to our country, and you can help address it by helping ensure that all students, regardless of gender or race, orientation or identity, feel welcomed and included in the fields of engineering and computer science.

Concordia iGEM - Lab

Why your gift matters

By giving generously today, you support our goal of achieving equity, diversity and inclusion in our physical and digital spaces as we nurture and enhance our collective growth.

Our actions at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Compmuter Science will follow the three pillars of action outlined in the Report of the Working Group on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse community;
  • Supporting inclusive teaching, learning and research;
  • Fostering equitable, divers and inclusive spaces on campus.

Support underrepresented groups including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), women, persons with disabilities (invisible or visible), members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and others) communities and ethnic and religious groups at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

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