Pan‑University EDI Committees

Foundational to Third Century Promise is a commitment to excellence that is simultaneously and demonstrably inclusive. As an organization, we recognize that true institutional excellence is unattainable unless it available and accessible to every member of our Dalhousie community and the communities we serve. We move into our Third Century Promise relentlessly striving to eliminate barriers to full participation, belonging and success, regardless of background or circumstance.


Dalhousie has established six Pan-University Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committees, focusing on the following areas (see Appendix A for mandates of each committee):

  1. Campus Climate
  2. Community Engagement
  3. Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
  4. Research & Innovation
  5. Recruitment, Retention & Promotion of Faculty, Staff & Administrators
  6. Student Access & Success

 Although each committee will be unique, they share the following mandate:

  • Ensuring that Faculties, business units and departments collaborate, coordinate, and communicate openly and transparently, moving away from our existing siloed approach and focusing on our shared work and intended outcomes
  • Sharing information, experiences, challenges, barriers, and best practices so that we can learn from each other and build capacity
  • Planning and implementing various aspects of EDI so that they are institutionalized across campus, in all aspects and planning areas


Each Pan-University Committee will ensure that their efforts across the university are:

  • Sustainable - through an institution-wide and coordinated planning approach that will ensure consistent progress across all Faculties and units  
  • Collaborative - engage/empower stakeholders to feel invested in the success of committee outcomes  
  • Aligned - connecting planning efforts with resource allocation and clear measures of progress
  • Change-ready – flexible in responding to a changing environment (successes and emerging challenges), allowing for adjustments when required (e.g., changes in membership, adjusting specific priorities, shifting resources, etc.)