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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

You Belong Here

Be part of the transformation – supporting equity and belonging in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Janet Smylie

Join us October 13 5:30PM - 7PM for the 2021 Tatham-Henderson Lecture Dr. Janet Smylie Advancing Generative Health Services for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis (FNIM) peoples »

While we redress our historical wrongs against Black and Indigenous students, through programs that encourage their participation at Queen's, we want all students from various intersecting identities, to see themselves here.

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Participate in training sessions and access resources designed to provide staff and faculty at Queen’s with valuable knowledge and skills to work and lead in an inclusive work environment.

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The Faculty of Health Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion fund brings student initiatives to life and helps to build a more equitable faculty by integrating equity priorities into our curricula, research projects, professional development opportunities and our culture.

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Dean's Action Table on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  Learn more

Toolkit for Change


Read stories, news and announcements highlighting equity, diversity and inclusion in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Learn & Communicate

  1. Recommended EDI Training Sessions » Discover the training and tools that we recommend for personal and professional development on EDI.
  2. EDI Style Guide » For learners, staff and faculty, this searchable guide gives you access to information and best practices on equitable and inclusive language.
  3. Accessible Documents Guide » A guide created by the CNIB to help your Word, Excel, PDF & PowerPoint presentations more accessible.


Prevent & Respond

The FHS EDI office is collaborating with HREO, OPDES, OII and FHS students, staff, and faculty to build tools on how to respond to discrimination and harassment.


The FHS EDI Office is collaborating with the Human Resources Office to build resources to support individuals who have experienced incidences of harassment and discrimination.


In fall 2021, Queen’s University will launch an updated Discrimination and Harassment Policy for learners, faculty and staff.

Faculty of Health Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office

General inquiries: edifhs@queensu.ca


Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Senior Advisor, EDI Initiatives

Cortney Clark, Indigenous Access and Recruitment Coordinator

Wendy Phillips, Elder-in-Residence

Giselle Valarezo, EDI Project Manager 

Faculty Leads

Mala Joneja, School of Medicine, EDI Faculty Lead

Mary Smith, School of Nursing, EDI Faculty Lead

Vincent DePaul, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, EDI Faculty Lead


Office hours for learners, Tuesdays 1-2pm.  

Please contact
Wendy Phillips to set up appointment