Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Employee Award
The Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI) provides the strategic leadership, advocacy, education and coordination needed to address equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the entire Ryerson community and to foster an inclusive, welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff. Alan Shepard was provost and vice-president, academic of Ryerson from 2007 until 2012, and a champion for equity, diversity and inclusion. OVPECI is proud to sponsor the Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Employee Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals or teams/committees who advance EDI through their work and/or their volunteer contributions in the Ryerson community.
Recipients may be awarded in any of the following categories:
- Staff member
- Faculty member
- Senior leader
- Lifetime achievement
Individual recipients receive a certificate and a one-time monetary award of $3,000 (subject to applicable deductions).
Team recipients (a group of two to ten individuals) receive individual certificates and a total one-time monetary award of $4,000 (subject to applicable deductions) to be shared equally among members.
Although this award recognizes staff and faculty, students who demonstrate excellence in the area of EDI are also eligible to receive an award. To nominate a student, please visit the Office of the Registrar awards website and find the Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Award under the University Wide category.
Key criteria: Equity, diversity and inclusion