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The Office of the Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity is committed to engagement, learning and advocacy that centres on the richly diverse heritage, age, abilities, life trajectories, religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions of our students, staff and faculty.  Our work includes seeking commonalities, acknowledging and understanding differences, identifying EDII practitioners and leaders, and harnessing EDII knowledge and activity within the eight Departments and Schools of the Faculty. The actions and initiatives described here are the result of the collective effort, dedication and enthusiasm of many students, staff and faculty committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion across the institution.

Our Initiatives Include:

Curriculum Development Learn More

The new course SCIENCE 2AR3 – Foundations of Science: Equity, Justice and Anti-Racism in Science 3 unit(s) will be offered in Winter 2024. In this course, students will be exposed to an interdisciplinary curriculum, which examines the intersections of equity, justice and anti-racism with science.

Outreach and Community Learn More About MePLUS

Our outreach and mentorship will compliment McMaster’s coordinated Access and EDI Strategies and is founded on the deep and lasting commitments to increase accesspromote interest for science, and address misconceptions and barriers associated with opportunities in sciences. MePLUS is an outreach initiative being launched in the Fall 2023.


Consultations Learn More

The Office of the AD EDII is continuing to meet with individuals and committees from each of the eight Departments and Schools in the Faculty to learn more about commonalities, emerging themes, specific initiatives, strengths and challenges. 

Past Events

Art Installation Unveiling Event

We celebrated the Faculty of Science Indigenous Art Installation project with an unveiling event!

The art unveiling will took place on Monday, February 12th at 10:30am – we heard a few words from the student project leaders and the artist, Natalie King, followed by an open-house event.

The event is took place in partnership with students enrolled in SCIENCE 2AR3: Foundations of Science: Equity, Justice and Anti-Racism in Science.

Black in STEM Jeopardy

The Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering hosted a night of trivia focused on STEM and Black history / pop culture! Black students from all faculties/programs at McMaster were invited to compete for prizes!

Signal Fire Documentary Screening Event

The Biology Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity  (EDII) committee hosted a screening of Signal Fire, followed by a Q&A with Dawn Martin-Hill, Professor, Anthropology, Academic Co-Chair of Indigenous Education Council, Full Professor, Indigenous Studies Department, McMaster University.

The event took place on Thursday, February 29th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm and hosted in collaboration with the Associate Dean, EDII in the Faculty of Science, as the first of a series of seminars and events.