Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Decolonization & Indigenous Research

Why Pursue EDID and Indigenous Research?

Research teams prioritizing diversity are more innovative, have greater problem-solving abilities and greater capacity to tackle complex issues. Research implementing respect, reciprocity, relationships, responsibility, relevance and representation leads to increased impact and greater research excellence. An inclusive research environment fosters diversity and can only be achieved when informed and intentional equitable practices are adopted in our research ecosystem.

Western Research recognizes the responsibility to work towards reconciliation, decolonization and Indigenization and the need to provide equitable support for Indigenous research and Indigenous faculty at Western. Western Research emphasizes and works in collaboration with the Western community advancing the respectful inclusion of—and capacity for—Indigenous research, methods, data and research involving Indigenous people, communities and organizations.

Contact Us

For support related to EDID and Indigenous Research, please fill out this form with your information and the Inclusive Research Excellence and Impact team will assist with your request – or contact Mariam Hayward directly.