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UWinnipeg receives grant to strengthen diversity and inclusion on campus

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by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2019142 Views


WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg has been granted an Equity Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Capacity-Building Grant valued at $355,900 over two years. UWinnipeg’s Looking Inward and Forward to Improve Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Outcomes is a project designed to make UWinnipeg a diverse and inclusive campus for everyone.

“UWinnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion,” said UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee. “UWinnipeg’s mission and strategic directions identifies inclusion, equality, diversity and reconciliation as important values. We are very pleased to receive this support from the federal government, which will accelerate our progress.

UWinnipeg’s project will examine systemic barriers and create opportunities for people to become involved in developing UWinnipeg’s approach to EDI. This knowledge and experience will position UWinnipeg to refine its institution-wide EDI plan.The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Institutional Capacity-Building Grant fosters EDI in the Canadian post-secondary research enterprise through a focus on the barriers that impede the career advancement, recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups. These groups include women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized communities, people with disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.

The University of Winnipeg gratefully acknowledges the funding received from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund in aid of research infrastructure. Every year, the federal government invests in research excellence in the areas of health sciences, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities through its three granting agencies. The Research Support Fund (RSF) reinforces this research investment by helping institutions ensure that their federally funded research projects are conducted in world-class facilities with the best equipment and administrative support available. Please visit Research Support Fund.

MEDIA CONTACT
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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