FES is committed to social justice. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in promoting equity in the daily life of the Faculty: becoming a student representative on FES governing committees; participating in workshops organized by the Teaching Commons; joining pan-university efforts toward more equitable practices through campus organizations, unions, and the Senate Committees on Equity, Awards, and Research; organizing seminars including the FES Speakers Series in 2014-15 with the Transforming Violent Environments & 2016-2017 focused on Indigenous environmental justice and, as well as, workshops within the Faculty to address equity issues.
The FES Equity Committee identifies and raises equity issues in the faculty in order to promote the commitment to equity by all members. We use an intersectional approach to equity that examines the intersections of class, race, gender, sex, (dis)ability, status and location. We provide input to procedures pertinent to equity, e.g., affirmative action, recruitment, admissions, faculty appointments, and curricula, and present proposals to the Committee of Instruction and/or Faculty Council.
The Faculty of Environmental Studies Equity Committee meets once every month, September through May, from 10:00am to 11:30am in Room 248, Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies ( HNES ) Building, Keele Campus. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.