Program Strategy

A Strategy for Building Awareness of EDI, Its Benefits, and Our Commitment

To raise awareness of The King’s University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Canada Research Chairs program and the broader research enterprise, the following strategies will be implemented, monitored, and amended as follows:

  • Engaging senior leadership, current King’s CRCs, the EDI Taskforce, and members of the University community in the creation and implementation of the CRC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan.
  • Developing a position statement on anti-racism and shared definitions of equity, diversity, and inclusion at King’s.
  • Conducting an assessment of faculty, staff, and student perceptions of diversity and inclusion (campus climate).
  • Conducting an equity audit and review of King’s policies, practices, and processes.
  • Proposing recommendations for sustainable action and a long-term strategy that will foster inclusivity and an anti-racist culture reflected in King’s policy and practice.
  • Publicly posting the CRC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan once it is completed, as well as annual reports on the status of the Plan.

Progress Report

View a copy of our current EDI progress report.
View a copy of our previous EDI progress report.

Governance Plan for Approval of The King’s University’s EDI Action Plan

This Plan will be approved and administered by the University’s President and Vice President Academic and Research (VPAR). The VPAR is also responsible for reviewing the plan with appropriate stakeholder groups (e.g. EDI Taskforce, Director of Human Resources, Senate, and CRCs) on a regular basis.

EDI concerns received by the institution will be directed to the Director of Human Resources, who will monitor and address the concerns, as well as report them to senior management.

Canada Research Chairs Equity Targets and Gaps

The CRC program has set equity targets for all institutions who wish to participate in the program. The King’s University is committed to meeting or exceeding our equity targets by 2029 as set out in our CRC Equity Target Plan, which can be found on this document.

Four Designated Groups Target Gap (# of Chairs)


50.9% Withheld

Visible Minorities

22.0% Withheld

Persons with Disabilities

7.5% Withheld

Indigenous Peoples

4.9% Withheld

* To protect the privacy of Chairholders, numbers less than five and associated percentages have been omitted, in alignment with the Privacy Act.

CRC equity target data can be found on the Government of Canada website.

Policies that Govern CRC Staffing at The King’s University

The King’s University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from the four designated groups (Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women). The management and development of the University’s Canada Research Chair Program is guided by the policies and procedures that govern faculty recruitment and advancement, as well as those that provide a framework for research. These include but are not limited to the following policies:

As defined in the TSS Distributions policy, Canada Research Chairs at The King’s University are automatically placed on the Scholarship Distribution track.

Canada Research Chairs Utilization and Allocation Spreadsheet

Download here

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Monitoring and Reporting

Chairholders and members of the institution are strongly encouraged to discuss issues and concerns, including concerns related to equity among Chairholders, with the Vice President Academic and Research so that they can be resolved in a timely manner. The VPAR will communicate Chairholders’ concerns to the President.

Additional channels for communication and consultation on matters related to the Canada Research Chairs program may include: the EDI Committee, Canada Research Chairs Committee, and Human Resources. All matters related to discrimination and harassment are considered under the purview of the Harassment Policy and the Sexual Violence Policy.