Statement on Diversity

A strong commitment to diversity is a vital feature of the geography program. We are eager to reflect the increasing social diversity in our student population and faculty, and take pride in our efforts to bring a true diversity of perspectives on geography and related issues into our classrooms and other meeting places. We recognize that these objectives can be achieved in part through curriculum development, but are also greatly enhanced by recruitment strategies. The purpose of recruiting the best talent from a wide range of ethno-culturally diverse communities is not merely to broaden existing geography programs, but to enrich them substantively by creating an intellectual environment where diversity of opinions about geography may thrive. As such, our understanding of diversity remains not only ethno-cultural but also social and political. We therefore welcome students with diverse educational backgrounds and work experiences from both Canada and other countries of the world. We especially welcome applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.