Diversity and Inclusion

The Faculty of Medicine is committed to an environment free of intimidation, discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment. The Faculty of Medicine is categorically against any form of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, intimidation, or harassment of any description. We value every individual regardless of race, color, gender, religion or ethnicity and are committed to and have prioritized a culture of excellence which respects and values everyone. 

The Faculty of Medicine, like all medical schools across Canada, abides by the statement on racial discrimination as set out by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, which can be found here.

Our mission: Working in the spirit of partnership and respect, the Faculty of Medicine is committed to delivering integrated excellence in education, research and evidence informed care; meeting the unique health needs of our rural, remote and urban communities; and advocating for health, equity, Indigenous health and healthy populations.

The following are links to various equity and diversity readings and resources:

Memorial’s EAP provider, Morneau Shepell, has created the following webinars:

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion - Webinars

Diversity and inclusion in graduate studies

In 2017, Universities Canada released its seven principles of equity, diversity and inclusion that affirmed the commitment of all Canadian universities to promote and foster diversity and inclusion excellence in institutional practice, policy, and processes. In response to these principles, School of Graduate Studies developed both a diversity statement and a committee on diversity that reflect 1) our belief that different backgrounds and views are critical to achieving personal and academic excellence and leading societal change, and 2) our commitment to eliminating barriers and fostering opportunities to students and scholars from all backgrounds.

The statement and committee guide and support the work of all faculty and staff in the graduate school and across academic and service units to meet national expectations and improve learning conditions and outcomes. The SGS diversity statement was approved by Academic Council on November 19, 2018 following consultations with the Office of the Associate Vice President (Research and Graduate), Grenfell Campus; Office of the Associate Vice President (Academic and Student Affairs), Marine Institute; Office of the Special Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs; Internationalization Office; and Student Life. Members of the SGS committee on diversity were appointed after an open call for nominations in 2019, and include representation from faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce at MUN

Diversity and inclusion is one of Memorial’s core values. In supporting an inclusive workforce at the university, the Department of Human Resources aims to provide an unbiased recruitment and selection process as well as engage and retain diverse employees. Human Resources is committed to working to maintain a welcoming, favourable and accommodating environment for all employees and candidates for employment. Identifying and removing systemic barriers is an important step in this process. To access Memorial’s three-year Employment Equity and Diversity Plan, please click here. For detailed information on employment equity at Memorial, please click here.