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Department of Psychology, UNB, Education, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

The Department of Psychology at UNB is committed to fostering and supporting an equitable and inclusive academic and working environment that is sensitive to diverse individual and professional backgrounds as well as their perspectives, experiences, and insights. The Department supports a broad definition of diversity including but not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, culture, country of origin or indigenous heritage, religious or spiritual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and their intersections. We believe attention to equity and diversity is essential for us to maximize learning, conduct rigorous and critical research, and engage effectively with each other and our surrounding community.

We are committed to meaningful change within the Department. We understand that to do so, we must first educate ourselves on systemic discrimination, White privilege, and the experiences of diverse groups. As we engage in this ongoing educational process, we are committed to transforming our learning into concrete actions that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our community.

As our starting point for this journey, we have created an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. We recognize that Psychology as a field has limited diversity and are committed to investigating and addressing the myriad of ways in which we can reduce the systemic barriers that are faced by faculty, staff, and students at UNB from equity-deserving groups. This committee will advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in all aspects of the Department of Psychology (e.g., curriculum, admissions, research, hiring practices, speakers). By educating ourselves and pursuing actions aligned with the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, we aim to promote a more inclusive environment where all members of our community can thrive.