Vice-Provost, (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)

The vice-provost (equity, diversity, and inclusion) is the member of Memorial’s senior leadership team who is responsible for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at Memorial, in collaboration with senior administrative, academic and student leaders, as well as with the broader university community. 

The vice-provost (equity, diversity, and inclusion) reports to the provost and vice-president (academic).

Dr. Delores Mullings became Memorial’s inaugural vice-provost (equity, diversity, and inclusion) in August 2021.

Dr. Mullings has worked in community organizations providing resources and services to individuals with complex lived experiences including those who are survivors of war, torture, hate crimes, violent crimes and genocide, as well as poverty and homelessness.

She brings more than 35 years of human rights, equity and inclusion experience in not-for-profit organizations and academia. In her capacity as program coordinator, peer counsellor and frontline worker, she spearheaded and contributed to organizational change locally and provincially in the anti-violence and child welfare fields.

She brings a wealth of experience working with immigrants and refugees; children, youth and older adults; Black, Indigenous and racialized people; and people of different gender, sexual orientation and ability.

Dr. Mullings began her journey at Memorial as assistant professor in 2009 and progressed to associate professor and interim associate dean of undergraduate programs. She is also the former chair in teaching and learning in the School of Social Work and the recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (Faculty). Her interdisciplinary scholarship explores decolonizing post-secondary education, mothering and parenting, mental health and wellness, LGBTQ+ concerns, settlement and integration, elders/older adults and adults living with or vulnerable to HIV using critical pedagogies, including anti-Black racism, Afrocentric theory and critical race theory.

Her research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Public Health Agency of Canada and Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, resulted in numerous publications that have been disseminated in communities, journals and books.