AGSEM's Feedback on the 2020 -2025 EDI Plan

We recently learned that McGill's 2020 - 2025 Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Plan will be considered at today's Senate meeting for Senate endorsement. It is surprising to hear that the approval of the plan is going forward in the current circumstances. We had wanted to provide feedback from AGSEM, but the consultation website was taken down without warning before we had the opportunity to do so. Still, we felt it important to give recommendations on the EDI Plan itself before it is heard at Senate today (and presented at the Board of Governors later this week). We do encourage efforts to help build a more equitable, more openly accepting, more inclusive University community, but we have significant concerns about the 2020 - 2025 EDI Plan. In a good-faith effort, we have reviewed each section to provide suggestions. A PDF of the full-text EDI, with our suggestions below each section of the 2020 2025 Plan, is here. In solidarity, The AGSEM Executive Committee

Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill

The Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) was accredited in 1993 to represent Teaching Assistants at McGill, making us the oldest TA Union in the province. Invigilators joined AGSEM in 2010 and Course Lecturers in 2011. Course lecturers have since separated into the McGill Course Lecturers and Instructors Union (MCLIU).

Email: mail@agsem-aeedem.ca

Phone: 514-398-2582

3641 rue University, suite 207
Montréal, Québec H3A 2B3

*Please note that our office is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible, and due to the pandemic, we are not currently in-office. Send an email, and we will get back to you with an online meeting time and date!

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