The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti‑Racism
Inclusion and Diversity is one of our four core values at TRU. We embrace diversity. We commit to equity. We honour truth and reconciliation. Respectful relations define our behaviour and our university is a place of belonging.
Fostering these values and creating an environment where all members of our community feel they belong is a journey and TRU has taken a significant step with the introduction of a new office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDI and AR).
EDI and AR, led by an executive director reporting directly to the Provost, will create a meaningful strategy for TRU that builds our community’s collective strength around EDI and AR in a positive way. The office will work collegially across the university and externally to plan, develop and support the implementation of a collective vision, values and alignment for EDI and AR services, policies and programs at TRU.
EDI and AR defined
Language related to EDI and AR continues to change and evolve. Cultivating a shared vocabulary supports the advancement of EDI and AR work across TRU.
- Where everyone is treated according to their diverse needs in a way that enables all people to participate, perform and engage to the same extent.
- The variety of unique dimensions, qualities and characteristics that all individuals possess, and the mix that occurs in any group of people. Race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, economic status, physical abilities, life experiences and other perspectives can make up individual diversity.
- Creating a culture that embraces, respects, accepts and values diversity. It is a mindful and equitable effort to meet individual needs to everyone feels values, respected and able to contribute to their fullest potential.
- An active effort to eliminate all forms of racism.
Dimensions: Equity, diversity and inclusion Canada (Dimensions) is a program that promotes EDI in higher education and includes a charter of principles. TRU has endorsed the charter as part of our commitment to increasing EDI within our institution.