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Dean's Action Table on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Dean’s Action Table on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (DAT-EDI) has a mandate to study, promote and advise on efforts to create and sustain a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, accessible, and culturally safe community for students, staff and faculty in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). In doing so, the DAT-EDI will provide a means to identify and coordinate EDI activities and initiatives across the faculty.

DAT-EDI Executive membership:  

Shall be comprised of 14 members:  

  • Dean (Chair)  
  • Vice-Dean, Education  
  • Vice-Dean, Clinical 
  • One (1) representative from each of the seven (7) DAT-EDI working groups 
  • FHS Faculty Representative  
  • Black Learner Representative 
  • Indigenous Learner Representative 
  • LGBTQIA2S+ Learner Representative 
  • Representative for persons living with disabilities   


  • The working group representatives shall be recommended by the members of each group and approved by the Chair for a two (2) year term.  Each lead shall have an alternate.   
  • The Chair shall appoint the FHS Faculty Representative, Black Learner Representative, Indigenous Learner Representativeand LGTBQIA2S+ Learner Representative and a representative for persons living with disabilities, each for a two (2) year term.  Each representative appointed by the Chair shall have an alternate.   

  DAT-EDI Working Groups 

  • EDI Curriculum across the FHS 
  • Research and EDI 
  • Professional Development 
  • Culture and Community 
  • Outreach and Summer Programs 
  • EDI for Admissions  
  • Recruitment, Retention and Mentorship

Working Group Mandate: 

  • Meet monthly 
  • Select a representative to report to and participate in the DAT-EDI Executive Table 
  • Complete an environmental scan of current FHS activities relevant to the group theme 
  • Study best practices relevant to the group theme 
  • Develop and document recommendations and metrics, that will be used in the development of an EDI Strategic Plan for the FHS 
  • Explore opportunities for educational scholarship, writing, and other forms of communication based on their work