Student equity census
Fulfilling the need for institutional data to support diversity
The 2023 student equity census is open from September 25 to October 13.
Diversity is a strength that is critical to Concordia’s mission. With diversity comes the need to ensure that the experiences of all students are equitable and inclusive. One of Concordia’s ongoing challenges in this area is a lack of institutional data.
Collecting and analyzing demographic information is an essential first step for the university to meaningfully address student underrepresentation and examine institutional barriers that may prevent students from fully participating in university life.
Information gathered in this census, in addition to other consultation exercises, will inform the university’s efforts in delivering inclusive, diversified and impactful services, programming and experiences to the student community.
If you choose to participate in a draw will be eligible to win a prize. Prizes include:
• An Apple iPad Pro
• A prepaid Visa or Mastercard gift card (two at $500 each)
• A Concordia University Bookstore gift card (four at $250 each)
• A Provigo gift card (two at $250 each)
• A Pharmaprix gift card (three at $125 each)
• A Hive gift cards (six at $50 each)
Participation in the census is completely voluntary, confidential and anonymous. Concordia treats student information with the strictest of confidence and responses are only used to produce aggregate results.
Thank you for your participation in this important university exercise.
A census is the process of endeavouring to collect information from an entire population or defined group of people — in this case, Concordia undergraduate and graduate students.
As part of Concordia's ongoing efforts to address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, the university requested student participation in an equity census. The information gathered will help provide insights to address student underrepresentation and examine institutional barriers that may prevent students from fully participating in university life.
Concordia will use the census information in its ongoing efforts to see that all members of its community are not only reflected, but welcomed, included and supported all areas of university life. This includes delivering inclusive, diversified and impactful services, programming and experiences to further improve the student experience.
While completing the census is voluntary, Concordia encourages all students to participate for the university to better understand the demographics of its student population.
Collecting demographic information is an essential first step for the university to meaningfully discuss and examine student underrepresentation and address institutional barriers.
Yes, Concordia encourages all students to complete the census, regardless of whether they have provided some of this information in the past.
Concordia takes the protection of personal information very seriously. Student information is treated with the strictest confidence and every precaution is taken to secure it. Student census data collection and treatment is done by an external firm (SOM) to ensure confidentiality, and the data collected are not linked to census respondents.