McMaster announces launch of Equitable Admissions for Black Applicants pilot project

January 7, 2021
McMaster University has launched an Equitable Admissions for Black Applicants (EABA) pilot project. The program allows students who self-identify as Black to have a supplementary application form evaluated by a panel of Black faculty, alumni, and students. The pilot project aims to reduce potential bias in the evaluations of applicants. “Our continuing rise in educational excellence depends on ensuring we are inclusive of all in our Canadian community,” said McMaster Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Paul O’Byrne. “I’d like to congratulate the BHSc (Hons) program on establishing a pilot project for an admissions pathway for Black applicants, and I know several of our other programs are following suit.” McMaster (ON)