Ryerson promotes equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) inside and outside the classroom. Ryerson has one of the most diverse student populations, and it is critical to ensure the curriculum addresses EDI. To assist faculty in meeting and exceeding our EDI mission, the Provost’s office created a multi-year fund enabling instructors to develop new courses, infuse EDI into existing courses, support research and conference attendance on molding an EDI sensitive curriculum, support workshops and training on EDI, and invent innovative ways to reach our students.
TDF supports Ryerson’s Academic Plan, “Our Time to Lead (2014).” The academic plan states a strong commitment to community, EDI and a respect for aboriginal perspectives. Its strategies include –
- Cultivate relationships with Aboriginal communities and students to create an educational environment that embraces and supports Aboriginal perspectives and experiences, and builds community for Aboriginal people.
- Develop a university-wide community engagement and communications strategy that values equity, diversity and inclusion; leverages current engagement activity; and builds a more visible Ryerson presence in particular communities.