Acadia University, Committees of Senate – 2020-2021
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (EDI)
Type: Standing, Status: Active
- 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
- 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
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
EDI Committee Members*
*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.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
31 University Ave
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6