Equity, diversity and inclusion

Universities empower people of all backgrounds to achieve their potential.


Empowering and mobilizing a full spectrum of ideas, talent, perspectives and experiences builds a more innovative, prosperous and inclusive Canada. University leaders are working together and collaborating with community organizations, business leaders and governments to reduce barriers to equity, diversity and inclusivity on campus and in society.

Universities Canada’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group

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Photo: Culinary arts student standing at a stove holding a pan full of flames while another chef looks on. Text: Helping all students achieve their full potential - With support from Vancouver Island University's tuition waiver program for former youth in care, Nick Zalan is pursuing his dream of working in the culinary arts.

“The Tuition Waiver Program has allowed me to focus fully on learning without having to worry about holding down a part-time job too. Without this support, everything would have been more stressful, and I wouldn’t have been able to afford some of the supplementary materials and equipment that have really helped me in my program.” -Nick Zalan, Vancouver Island University Culinary Arts student

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