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Vancouver IslandUniversity



Cultivating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equity Diversity and Inclusion is more than policies, programs, or headcounts. A diverse and inclusive university is one that makes everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do, feel equally involved in and supported in all areas of the institution.

Key Definitions

Diversity is about the individual. It is about the variety of unique dimensions, qualities and characteristics we all possess.

Inclusion is about the collective. It is about creating a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects, accepts and values difference.

Diversity, Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is about capturing the uniqueness of the individual; creating an environment that values and respects individuals for their talents, skills and abilities to the benefit of the collective.

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Equality vs Equity

Equity and equality are not opposing. Though fostering equity requires treating groups differently based on societal advantages or disadvantages, achieving equity results in a level playing field.