Canada announces $5.3M to improve diversity and inclusion in academic research 

May 13, 2019

The Government of Canada has announced $5.3M of grant money for 15 post-secondary institutions across Canada to make academic research more inclusive. Federal Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan also announced the launch of a pilot program called Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada, which focuses on the barriers faced by groups such as women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community. “We know when we include everyone, our institutions will be stronger, our research will be better,” said Duncan. “You need that diversity of perspectives to ask diverse questions and to get results that'll benefit everyone.” CBC (National)