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Statement on Diversity and Inclusion: Building the Next-Generation Department of Physics

Our Department of Physics at Concordia University is a rapidly diversifying environment. We embrace this diversity by a firm commitment to inclusiveness. Everyone who dedicates their time and passion to physics belongs here and deserves to feel equally valued and respected no matter their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, age, or disability. When interacting with each other, it is important to recognize that sensitivity to the needs and beliefs of everybody fosters excellence and is a valuable professional skill to hone.

Departments of Physics around the world have often failed to attract and retain scientists from many underrepresented groups – including women, gender diverse people, visible minorities, and other minority groups. The first step toward adding this untapped expertise and creativity, and these untapped professional connections to our department is to ensure that everybody feels safe and included. A broad range of resources for all members is available here:

Reporting Issues to the Department or University

A hostile or intimidating environment for any person or group harms us all as a community. Examples of behaviour that can create such an environment include unsolicited or derogatory remarks and communications related to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other identity factor. If you witness anything which is inconsistent with the values of the Department, speak up! Sometimes a friendly reminder is all it takes.

The Department of Physics has a zero tolerance policy for all forms of harassment. It's important to report serious or recurring issues to our department or the University. Reporting makes our department better for everybody. To report an issue, please contact a relevant office listed below.

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