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The Equity Admissions Self-ID survey is used to support equitable representations of racialized applicants in the MEP intake interviews. It is important to the MEP’s success in our equity goals that we work to remove barriers and promote inclusion of people from groups that have been, and continue to be underrepresented in our school and in the profession of midwifery in Ontario. The Equity Admissions Self-ID is one way that we are pursuing this goal.

The Equity Admissions Self-ID survey allows applicants to self-identify as a racialized persons. The MEP reserves a number of interview spots (roughly 29%, matching the 2016 census data for Ontario) for racialized applicants. Those who identify as racialized applicants in the Self-ID survey will be considered for the reserved interview spots in the Equity admissions process.

Completion of the Self-ID is optional and all applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements and prerequisites for admission to the MEP.

Please note that there is a separate self-identification and admissions process available for Indigenous/Aboriginal applicants. Please see the Aboriginal Admissions process for more information.

Why complete the MEP Equity Admissions Self-ID?

· It is easy and takes about 2 minutes to complete

· It helps us with our goal of having racialized applicants represented in the interview pool in proportion to the population of Ontario.

· It is confidential. Only a few people in the Admissions Office and the MEP will have access to your information.

· Only aggregate data will ever be reported from the Self-Id information we collect. Your responses will be combined with other applicants for reports and names will be stripped from the data for aggregate reporting.

Privacy and Confidentiality

● The information applicants provide in the Equity Self-ID is voluntary. Any person interested in being considered in the equity admissions process in the MEP is able to complete the Equity Admissions Self-ID, however completing the form is voluntary, and there is a “prefer not to answer” option to each question.

● Pursuant to Section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the  information on the Equity Admissions Self-ID form is collected under the authority of the Ryerson University Act.  We use your responses to fill a number of reserved equity spots in the interview pool.

● We will de-identify the data so that it no longer identifies applicants and then use this aggregate data to assess and evaluate our admissions processes.