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 Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) Survey  

Western has renamed the Western Equity Census to the Western Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (WIDE) Survey to reflect its dynamic nature and widespread scope. The questions were updated by the EDI Data Working Group, who engaged in extensive consultation processes with the wider campus community.  The WIDE survey will be available through My Human Resources and Student Center on February 1, 2024. Information collected through the WIDE Survey is voluntary and confidential. We strongly encourage you to complete the WIDE Survey when it is available to ensure your voice is heard and contributes to the development of a more equitable and inclusive Western.

Visit the WIDE Survey Webpage

EDI Promoting Unity, Leadership and Supporting Equity (PULSE) Newsletter  

EDI PULSE is sent at the end of each quarter in a calendar year to anyone who has registered for the EDI Mailing List and highlights upcoming events, news, student stories, important dates, and more.

Learn more about EDI PULSE

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

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Decolonization (EDID) Champions

EDID Champions are allies who play a crucial role in shaping the organization's culture and ensuring that it is a place where all students and employees feel valued, respected, and included. By championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization, EDID Champions will contribute to more welcoming and innovative spaces. 

Enroll to be an EDID Champion at Western