Culture of Respect
Every person at Dalhousie has a right to be respected and safe. We believe inclusiveness is fundamental to education. We stand for equality.
Dalhousie is strengthened in our diversity. We are a respectful and inclusive community. We are committed to being a place where everyone feels welcome and supported, which is why our Strategic Direction prioritizes fostering a culture of diversity and inclusiveness (Strategic Priority 5.2).
We are making positive change
We are guided by our values as an academic institution, with the highest priority being the safety and success of our students. In doing so, we will emerge stronger.
We are making positive change at Dalhousie. A lot of progress has been made, and we believe we can be an example for diversity and inclusiveness.
- Pride and purpose: Dal hosts Pride Week events July 15-23 (July 14, 2016)
- New convocation traditions honour history and heritage (June 1, 2016)
- Help and support: Resources across campus for sexual assault (April 22, 2016)
- A resource for students: Dalhousie ombudsperson office to be implemented Fall 2016 (March 31, 2016)
- Scholarly panel set to consider Lord Dalhousie's history on slavery and race (March 31, 2016)
- Thrive: Building positive mental health for faculty, staff and students (March 14, 2016)
- Continuing conversation and action on diversity and inclusiveness at Dal (March 11, 2016)
- Wanda Thomas Bernard appointed as special advisor, diversity and inclusiveness (February 26, 2016)
- Encouraging diversity: Members of English Department launch bursary for Black Canadian and Aboriginal students (February 19, 2016)
- Celebrating African Heritage Month at Dal and beyond (February 3, 2016)
- A partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (January 27, 2016)
- Dedicated to diversity: Meet Dal's new executive director of diversity and inclusiveness (January 22, 2016)
- Dal launches Elders in Residence program (December 11, 2015)
- From reflection to action: Dal starts work responding to Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (December 11, 2015)
- Dal report considers how to improve Aboriginal and Black/African‑Canadian student access and retention (November 26, 2015)
- “Be Counted”: Dalhousie Census to provide better understanding of the university community (November 16, 2015)
- Respect Week comes to Dalhousie (September 28, 2015)
- Creating a welcoming environment on campus (September 11, 2015)
- Dal making progress with diversity/inclusiveness initiatives (September 11, 2015)
- Dal Pride “floats” to the top (July 31, 2015)
- Dal’s new Indigenous Studies minor set to launch this fall (July 14, 2015)
- External Dentistry task force releases report (July 2, 2015)
- Dal begins work to implement "Belong" recommendations (June 5, 2015)
- "A Dalhousie in which everyone belongs": Diversity and inclusiveness initiative releases action report (March 5, 2015)
- A crucial conversation: Dal senior leaders discuss diversity and inclusiveness report (March 5, 2015)