The QHS EDIIA Action Plan provides the Faculty with the detailed course of action that was created through our Dean’s Action Table for EDI. It provides the path towards a more equitable and inclusive cultural shift over the next 5 years. The QHS Office of Equity and Social Accountability will be monitor progress and advocate for effective implementation of the goals and actions outlined in the QHS EDIIA Action Plan. An annual status report will be released to demonstrate accountability to QHS learners, staff, faculty, and alumni.
The Queen’s Health Sciences (QHS) Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, and Accessibility (EDIIA) Action Committees have a mandate to oversee the implementation the goals and recommendations developed by the Dean’s Action Table on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as outlined in the QHS EDIIA Action Plan. The QHS EDIIA Action Committees will strive to create and sustain a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, accessible, and culturally safe community for students, staff, and faculty in QHS using an intersectional and anti-oppression framework to inform the implementation of the QHS EDIIA Action Plan.
The QHS EDII Action Committees will designated based on the following areas:
- Learners Admissions, Recruitment, and Retention
- Human Resources
- Inclusive Curriculum
In addition, a QHS Black Advisory Committee and QHS EDIIA Accountability Committee will be formed to advise on the implementation of the QHS EDIIA Action Plan.
Please reach out to email@example.com for any questions regarding these committees.
The QHS Champion Forum aims to form a closer-knit community committed to EDIIA with the focus on transforming QHS structures for accessibility, inclusivity, and belonging while embedding equity, inclusion, and anti-racism into education, research, and care. Members (e.g. Departmental EDIIA Committees, Program EDIIA leads) will help to ingrain EDIIA principles into the culture of QHS to establish and sustain a culturally safe and inclusive environment by:
- Sustaining a QHS Community of Support
- Communicating EDIIA Initiatives to their respective departments/programs
- Sharing Resources
- Advancing Social Accountability (e.g. QHS EDIIA Action Plan)
- Student Engagemnet with Indigenous Rights holders on Queen's Health Sciences' Inclusive Curriculum Model: Final Report
- Student Advocacy Guide
Peer Reviewed Publications
- Liblik K., Desai V., Yin G., Ng R., Maho S., Cohen N., and Soleas E.K. (Accepted) Professional Development in Health Sciences: Scoping Review on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, and Accessibility Interventions. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.
- Carroll, B., Soleas, E., Truong, R. (2023, July 1-5). Building a path of learning: Cultivating inclusive nursing curricula across three stages of learning [Poster presentation]. International Council of Nurses Congress, Montreal, PQ, Canada. [URL forthcoming]
- Responsible Conduct of Research through an Accessibility and Inclusion Lens. Funded by Accessibility Standards Canada, Advancing Accessibility Standards Research Program. PI: Dr. Mahadeo A. Sukhai Host Organization: Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)