10 Reduced Inequalities
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries
Find the most recent Gazette stories for this goal here.
Teaching and Learning:
- In 2021, Marchell Coulombe, a Master of Public Health Student at Memorial University, wrote an op-ed on the importance of safe, stable, and appropriate housing. According to her, housing is a social determinant of health in Canada and is needed to maintain a healthy life, and the lack of adequate housing poses serious risks to the health of Canadians.
- A virtual American Sign Language program was launched in 2021 to expose students to ASL and the deaf culture and community in Newfoundland and Labrador. This program has two goals: to increase accessibility both on and off campus, and to help students who may encounter people who have hearing and accessibility impairments in the workforce.
- Dr. Tony Fang, a professor for the Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences received funding for a project to leading a project to evaluate the economic contribution of immigrants to Atlantic Canada in 2021. According to Dr. Fang, Atlantic Canada has experienced “significant” demographic deficits and that increased immigration can potentially help grow the population and economy.
- In 2020, Memorial University’s Deans Council drafted a statement on the subject of equity, diversity and inclusion. This statement links the work of equity, anti-racism, decolonization and indigeneity to Memorial’s academic mission, teaching, research, and creative work. Furthermore, it assert thats action by all staff members is necessary to ensure equity and anti-racism.