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EDIIA - Matching the Population Profiles

EDIIA - Matching The Population Profile

Nurturing equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility (EDIIA) in Queen’s Health Sciences and beyond is a strategic priority. One of the faculty’s major EDIIA goals involves nurturing a faculty, staff and student profile that matches the Canadian population.​


  • To build a physical and virtual EDIIA space that supports initiatives that advance this EDIIA strategic goal (i.e., The Nest)
  • To create an EDIIA Action Plan that follows the recommendations of the Dean’s Action Table working groups, but which also aligns with this EDIIA strategic goal; and, to create new oversight and action committees to lead and guide this work
  • To create an accessible, organized and accurate system of QHS population profile data which can inform interventions 
  • Create an Office of Indigenous Health and initiatives that specifically support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous learners, faculty and staff.
  • Encourage and support initiatives in the broader community that addresses racism, classism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, and other forms of discrimination


  • The Nest officially opened in November 2022. The Nest is a place where everyone feels welcome and supported and where QHS EDIIA initiatives and strategic goals are advanced.
  • Implementatopm the new EDIIA Action plan involving everything from data stewardship and mentorship to recruitment and transformative EDIIA studentship projects.
  • Creation of an Office of Indigenous Health that includes a new Associate Dean and Research Chair in Indigenous Health.
  • Student, faculty, and employee demographic transformation between now and 2026.

Supporting Strategic Priorities


Dr. Colleen Davison