Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the RI-MUHC

At the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), we are committed to identifying and fully recognizing our challenges in equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and we commit to working towards resolution of these challenges for the benefit of all members of our community, regardless of their identities, affiliations and experiences.

We believe that diversity is a strength. We believe that our work environment should allow individuals to express their differences, and that these differences should be welcomed and celebrated. We aim to prevent obstacles to attraction, recruitment, retention, recognition and advancement, particularly for underrepresented groups. Our goal is to strengthen our organization through listening, education, reflection, learning and growth. To begin, we favour a position of openness and humility to achieve a better understanding of our community.


Where everyone is treated according to their diverse needs in a way that enables all people to participate, perform, and engage to the same extent.

Diversity is about the individual. It is about the variety of unique dimensions, qualities, and characteristics we all possess, and the mix that occurs in any group of people. Race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, economic status, physical abilities, life experiences, and other perspectives can make up individual diversity. Diversity is a fact, and inclusion is a choice.

Inclusion is creating a culture that embraces, respects, accepts, and values diversity. It is a mindful and equitable effort to meet individual needs so everyone feels valued, respected, and able to contribute to their fullest potential. Where diversity occurs naturally, creating the mix in the organization, inclusion is the choice that helps the mix work well together.

All definitions are taken from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion’s Glossary of Terms.

Our EDI Policy

Read our complete EDI policy (Download in pdf format).

EDI Events

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The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre supports numerous speakers, seminars, and webinars focused on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).


Fiera Capital and the MUHC Foundation announce the winners of new awards

Fiera Capital Awards for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Health Care Research provide critical funding to young...

Picture a Scientist: the RI-MUHC marks International Women’s Day with film screening and discussion

A panel of RI-MUHC women scientists and allies discuss the roles of women in science

Panel discussion at the RI-MUHC marks International Day of People Living with Disabilities

Experts and advocates joined the RI-MUHC community to discuss integrating people with disabilities into work...

An Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for the RI-MUHC

The plan prioritizes six groups traditionally underrepresented in research

Our EDI Partners

  • MUHC Board of Directors’ Committee for Action on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (C-AIDE)
  • The RI-MUHC is a proud Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, which allows its community to have access to a large variety of resources and webinars free of charge.
  • The RI-MUHC is a member of the national Leadership Circle for Indigenous Inclusion from Indigenous Works.
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Resources and Information

The RI-MUHC Inclusive Writing Guide

Our Words Matter: Inclusion and Respect, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE) Office, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Event Calendar, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Lifeworks Wellbeing Solutions

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

MUHC Board of Directors’ Committee for Action on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (C-AIDE)

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)

Contact Us

If you believe that you, or someone you know, are being subjected to harassment, stereotyping or prejudicial assumptions, please contact edi.ri@muhc.mcgill.ca.

To make a suggestion or participate in events supporting EDI at the RI-MUHC, please contact edi.ri@muhc.mcgill.ca.