Reading through the list below shows the work of many hands (and hearts) which came together in support of this initiative.
What did we did do?
We engaged in crucial conversations and listened to powerful stories. We formally adopted the United Nations Declaration on the International Decade for People of African Descent and made statements expressing outrage about racist incidents in Canada and abroad. We updated policies, reviewed programs, created student bursaries, and hosted events. Our students and community partners, in particular, devoted countless hours to organizing and animating the numerous occasions during which we learned, unlearned and connected (albeit virtually) during roundtables and even poetry readings. Still, the action of co-creating an equitable society is always a work in progress. This is why we used the year to prepare a Faculty equity, diversity and inclusion plan to guide our work and to underscore our commitment. We wish to thank every single person who contributed to or participated in these initiatives. We pledge to continue the journey together.
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education
Richard Barwell, Dean
Francis Bangou, Vice-Dean, Governance and Student Affairs
Isabelle Bourgeois, Vice-Dean, Research and Professional Development
Raymond Leblanc, Interim Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Vice-Dean, Graduate Programs