Statement on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

Members of the Carleton University particle theory group are committed to promoting an environment of accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our group. We recognize and celebrate the diversity and lived experiences of the students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

As physicists, we take on the roles of researchers, teachers, and mentors — in all these capacities mutual respect, cooperation, and understanding are crucial to reaching our goals. Moreover, as citizens, we understand our responsibility to actively contribute to a more just society. We are aware that the privileged positions we occupy can both perpetuate and deconstruct systemic racism and many other forms of discrimination. It is our moral obligation, therefore, to educate ourselves on how to guide our institutions in the direction we believe is right. To these ends, we do not tolerate behaviors that either create hostile environments or undermine the dignity of individuals in our community.

We aspire for our group to be a supportive and affirming space for all people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability status, age, religion, socioeconomic status, and family status. As a group, we commit to upholding these values. In particular, the faculty members of the group commit to serving as both a resource and an advocate for any other members of the group should the need arise.

We will continue to listen and learn about how to create a group that best exhibits the values in this statement.

The Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities at Carleton University works to promote equity & inclusion, and to prevent and address human rights violations. For more information about EIC services, please see Carleton Equity.

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