The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has undertaken several initiatives to assist in reaching Western University’s goals of prioritizing inclusivity on campus. The current initiatives the office has moved forward with are the EDID Working Group, Black and Indigenous Scholarships, and the Scarborough Charter.  

Western EDID Working Group  

Western created the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, (EDI), Advisory Council in March 2021 as part of its commitment in response to the final report of the Anti-Racism Working Group (ARWG), struck in 2019, which made a series of recommendations accepted by Western in 2020. 

Visit the EDID Working Group Page

Black and Indigenous Scholarships  

Western has introduced new scholarships aimed at outstanding students who identify as Black and Indigenous students effective 2022-2023 school year. 

Visit the Black and Indigenous Scholarships Page 

Scarborough Charter  

Western University was one of the 46 universities and colleges across Canada to sign a charter pledging to fight anti-Black racism and to promote Black inclusion on November 18, 2021.  

Visit the Scarborough Charter Page 

Western Black Leadership University Experience (B.L.U.E.)  

Western B.L.U.E. will provide paid part-time work and leadership experience for 15 Black students. The experiences will be funded by the university and hosted by organizations in the London area.

Visit the Western B.L.U.E. Page