Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at SMUS

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is guided by our four Values

Our Guide

As recommended by experts engaging in EDI work, the school agreed that it would benefit from the support of a knowledgeable and external guide.

On November 20, 2020, Mr. Mark Turner (Head of School) announced that Dr. Moussa Magassa will be taking on the role of SMUS’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Guide, as we enter into a process to engage stakeholders, formulate goals and strategies, track performance, formalize points of accountability, and establish an ongoing reflective practice.

St. Michaels University School (SMUS) defines Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the broadest sense, including but not limited to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ability, appearance, ethnicity, culture, race, beliefs, and socio-economic background. In addressing equity, diversity and inclusion at SMUS, we are guided by our core Values: respect, courage, honesty, and service.

Respect is a core Value of our community. When we’re at our best, it’s alive in every interaction and decision. At the same time, we know that we have much to learn, including what it means to be a fully equitable, diverse and inclusive community. While we do have a EDI statement co-created by students, it’s now time to formally engage with our stakeholders to draw from their experiences in a way that helps to assess our situation, establish concrete action steps, and track the degree to which our daily behaviour matches our aspirations.

Update: November 19, 2021

Our Guide, Dr. Moussa Magassa recently wrote an article reflecting on the progress made in the important process of developing an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy for our school. Read the article.

EDI Advisory Committee

SMUS has created a community-nominated EDI Advisory Committee.

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Ongoing Work

While we continue with EDI work, SMUS will move forward with current and emerging strands.

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Updates and Messages

Previous updates and messages in support of EDI work are available on the SMUSpaper news site.

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Comments, questions and feedback on equity, diversity and inclusion at SMUS can be sent to the Working Group via Becky Anderson, Director of Junior School, at [email protected].