SGS Initiatives & Resources

With more than 20,000 graduate students from a range of research-stream and professional programs across three campuses, our community is diverse in many ways including age, citizenship, family status, ethnicity, culture, ability and disability, economic and social capital, gender identity, sexual orientation, and mental and physical health.

Our goal is to build equity, diversity, and inclusion into all we do—both in how we provide it and what we do—so everyone who engages with SGS feels respected, supported, and able to thrive.  

Read more about our initiatives and resources below and continue to visit this page to learn about the progress on our current initiatives and announcements about new initiatives.


Collecting Demographic Data

To assess our progress toward our equity, diversity and inclusion objectives, and to better support our graduate students.

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Healthy Labs Initiative

Promoting a healthy lab environment that recognizes wellness and EDI as core values.

SGS Mental Health Working Group Recommendations

Integrating considerations of mental health into all aspects of our work and into graduate education more generally.

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Admissions Video

SGS admissions video for prospective Indigenous students.

Doctoral Thesis Guidelines

Publishing dissertation guidelines for doctoral students that consider a diverse range of scholarship.

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Guidelines for the Involvement of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers at Final Oral Examinations

Publishing guidelines to assist doctoral candidates who wish to have an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper participate in the Final Oral Examination.


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SGS GradHub

You belong here—links to resources and supports for our diverse graduate student population.

Conflict Resolution in Graduate Studies: A Guide to Help and Support

Helping graduate students dealing with, or concerned about, conflict – including academic relationships, discrimination or harassment, academic integrity, and funding.

Office of the Vice-Dean, Students

Last Updated – April 23, 2021