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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Indigenization at Smith

Smith School of Business is committed to cultivating a vibrant, diverse and inclusive academic and work environment rooted in a culture of mutual respect and equity such that all members of our community feel safe, possess a strong sense of belonging, and are empowered to thrive.

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Latest Developments

Smith launches new scholarships for Black and Indigenous students

March 3, 2022

Two new scholarships at Smith are helping to make business education more accessible to students from two equity-deserving groups. The Smith School of Business Scholarship for Black Students and Smith School of Business Scholarship for Indigenous Students were created to enhance diversity while increasing access and inclusion for underrepresented groups.

Efforts to advance equity initiatives at Queen’s make positive strides

January 21, 2022

The Queen’s community has spoken clearly about its desire to build an inclusive and welcoming campus community. Two new reports are now available that highlight the progress made during the 2020-21 year toward the goals on equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization at Queen’s.

Queen’s to offer three new courses in Indigenous studies

December 7, 2021

Queen’s University is partnering with Kenjgewin Teg to jointly develop and offer three new courses in Indigenous studies in January 2022.

Smith EDII Strategy & Action Plan

Smith has established a detailed EDII Strategy & Action Plan to guide its actions, define targets, and measure progress. Our goal is for Smith to be an inclusive community of purpose that strives for excellence, integrity, and impact on a global stage by upholding the values and principles of EDII.

Smith will produce annual public EDII reports beginning March 2022 and update briefs on a monthly basis.

Learn more about the process used to develop the strategy Detailed plan One-page overview

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