Departmental Competition for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiatives

To promote a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive (EDI) research environment at Lakehead University, the Offices of Research Services and Human Rights and Equity are launching an internal competition under the NSERC EDI Institutional Capacity-Building Grant. This initiative aims to facilitate programs/events that increase EDI knowledge within the university community. All academic departments are invited to apply for a monetary award of up to $1,500 to implement an EDI initiative within their academic unit. These initiatives should promote discussion within the department and propel it forward with innovative strategies for incorporating EDI in their area of research. With many Tri-Agency grants now requiring concrete EDI plans in each application, these departmental initiatives can also aid researchers with submitting more robust funding applications.

Each academic department is invited to complete the proposal outlined in the Google Form linked in this notce by October 17th, 2022. If successful, the proposed initiative must be completed before March 31, 2023. Any further questions can be directed to Jocelyn Bel ( or Anne Klymenko (

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