Best Practices for Building Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategies into your Research Proposals

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Event Fee: 
no cost
Event Contact Name: 
Bethanie Kramer
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Many federal and provincial research funding opportunities now require researchers to develop Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) plans within research proposals to address new evaluation criteria. The objective of this workshop is to provide Lakehead University researchers in all disciplines with the knowledge, best practices and and strategies to enable them to successfully develop EDI plans as part of research funding proposals such as NFRF, CRC, NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, etc.

Through the lens of a research plan, we will:
1) Explore the value of EDI within the research process and how that can be captured in your research proposal;

2) Focus on the research team by understanding how bias impacts recruitment and hiring & best practices to mitigate that bias

3) Gain strategies to work towards an inclusive team environment to work towards better team retention

This workshop is also a prerequisite course for researchers who wish to complete the Lakehead University-CCDI Inclusive Research Leadership Certificate Program.

Presented by: Miriam Chaisson; Manager, Learning at CCDI (Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion). Miriam Chiasson joined CCDI as Manager, Learning in 2021.  Her interest in diversity and inclusion stems from her BA in History and Anthropology, after completing her Master’s in Library and Information Science. 

Please contact Anne Klymenko, Director, Research Services ( for additional details.

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