Launch of NSERC webpage dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion
General news Professors Students Alliance
February 14, 2023
True to its commitment to research excellence in the natural sciences and engineering, NSERC is launching a hub highlighting its actions, programs and policies related to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) as a tool for the research community, policymakers and other stakeholders to work with us on strengthening the research ecosystem.
This new webpage helps the research community navigate NSERC policies relating to career interruptions and the review process as well as grants and awards that address barriers and biases experienced by underrepresented groups. Also available on this page are resources designed to assist the natural sciences and engineering researchers with integrating EDI considerations into their work. Finally, the page includes information on concrete actions NSERC is taking to increase EDI and on the data it collects to support this goal.
Research excellence and equity, diversity and inclusion are intertwined. To achieve world-class research and be competitive on a global scale, an equitable, diverse, accessible and inclusive research culture is needed. While progress has been made over the years, sustained and concerted efforts are necessary. This engagement to take action is reaffirmed in NSERC’s newest strategic plan and reflected across the webpage.