What would Dalhousie look like if all of us felt we truly belonged?
Under the Strategic Direction charter 5.2: Foster a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness, our committee of students, faculty, and staff came together to research and prepare an initial report on diversity and inclusiveness at Dalhousie. After hosting over 60 outreach meetings and studying hundreds of individual submissions, our committee was convinced there is little value in preparing yet one more, wide scope, task force report. This action report asks everyone to be part of this project.
Creating a welcoming environment demands engagement from all of us. Each of us needs to build our understanding of how we (intentionally and unintentionally) include and exclude members of our community.
As you read our recommendations under each theme, we ask you to think about how they apply to you.
Thank you. The committee would like to acknowledge the time and generosity of every person who found a moment in their busy lives to meet with us, whether in person, by phone or electronically.