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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


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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Faculty & Staff

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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Support our changemakers

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.

Give Now

Queen's Health Sciences EDIIA Action Plan  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.



  1. Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure (effective September 2021) - The new Harassment and Discrimination Policy streamlines harassment and discrimination complaints and reports. 
  2. INSIGHT Tool – An anonymous submission for managed by the Queen’s Human Rights and Equity Office

Faculty of Health Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office

General inquiries: edifhs@queensu.ca


Colleen Davison, Associate Dean, Equity and Social Accountability (Available: Mondays and Tuesdays).

To book meetings with Associate Dean, Equity and Social Accountability please send email to: assocdean.equity@queensu.ca

Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Senior Advisor, EDI Initiatives

Cortney Clark, Indigenous Access and Recruitment Coordinator

Giselle Valarezo, EDI Project Manager 

Connie Wighton, Administrative Assistant (Available: Mondays and Tuesdays)

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