Equity & Judicial

Equity - EDI Committee

Acadia University, Committees of Senate – 2020-2021

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (EDI)

Type: Standing, Status: Active


Duties:

  • to address, with campus partners, recommendations outlined in the “Senate Ad Hoc Diversity and Inclusion Committee Final Report” (October 2018);
  • to help elevate the voice of under-represented and marginalized communities at Acadia University Senate meetings;
  • to advocate for best practices surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion in an academic setting;
  • to engage in ongoing consultation with groups, programs, departments, committees, and individuals across the
    campus who have a unique stake in the equity, diversity and inclusiveness of the Acadia University community;
  • to collect further recommendations on equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus and oversee their
    coordination;
  • to consider national and international trends in equity, diversity and inclusion policy development;
  • and to support efforts on campus to develop and implement policies that further equity, diversity and inclusion at
    Acadia University.

The membership of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee shall be elected in accordance with Article VI. 1. The Nominating Committee is encouraged to invite and recruit members from marginalized or under-represented communities. Elected members are to be elected by their respective faculties of the Acadia University Senate bylaws:

The Chair of this committee shall be elected from among the committee members.

Procedures for Appointment:

  • Faculty: Nominated and elected within each Faculty.
  • ASU Diversity and Inclusion Representative: Appointed by ASU
  • ASU Pride or Women’s Centre Coordinator: Appointed by ASU
  • Student disability representative: Appointed by the Acadia Students Union

Current Chair

Donna Seamone
Donna Seamone
Co-Chair
donna.seamone@acadiau.ca
Kelly Dye
Kelly Dye
Co-Chair
kelly.dye@acadiau.ca
 

EDI Committee Members*

Dale Keefe
Dr. Dale Keefe
Provost & Vice-President Academic
dale.keefe@acadiau.ca
Name
Ian Ford
Accessability Coordinator
ian.ford@acadiau.ca
Polly Leonard
Polly Leonard
Campus Equity Officer
polly.leonard@acadiau.ca
Name
Zabrina Whitman
Coordinator or Indigenous Affairs & Student Advising
zabrina.whitman@acadiau.ca
Name
Alexis Mackey
Interim Coordinator, International Student Affiars
alexis.mackey@acadiau.ca
Name
Paulo Santana
Black Employment & Cultural Navigator
paulo.santana@acadiau.ca
Name
Fikayo Kayode
Black Students' Association President (TBC)
150811k@acadiau.ca
Name
Leah Creaser
Indigenous Student Society of Acadia
141734c@acadiau.ca
Name
Haneesha Relwani
International Student Society
144397r@acadiau.ca
Name
Dr. Jennie Rand
Faculty of Pure & Applied Science Representative
jennie.rand@acadiau.ca
Donna Seamone
Dr. Donna Seamone
Faculty of Arts (Co-Chair)
donna.seamone@acadiau.ca
Name
Dr. John McNally
Faculty (Member) of Theology Representative
john.mcnally@acadiau.ca
Kelly Dye
Dr. Kelly Dye
Faculty of Professional Studies Representative (Co-Chair)
kelly.dye@acadiau.ca
Name
Soyini Edwards
ASU Diversity & Inclusion Representative
135598e@acadiau.ca
Name
Michaela Okumura
Women's Centre Coordinator
141743o@acadiau.ca
Name
Hannah Arsenault-Gallant
Student Disability Representative (TBC)
135506a@acadiau.ca

 

*Representation is determined by Senate and is outlined in the list of Senate committees. Permanent additions or deletions would have to be approved by Senate.

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  • Business Building
  • The Well

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Contact

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
31 University Ave
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6
edicommittee@acadiau.ca