Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion helps develop cultural competence and knowledge of how to build an inclusive society.
Faculty: Faculty of Social Science
Program type: Certificate*
Degree options related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
- BA sociology (honours or major); Any degree, minor
The Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Mount Allison provides you with the opportunity to develop valuable knowledge, methodologies, and applied skills around the important issue of building an inclusive society.
Courses examine how the principles of equity can be effectively incorporated into policies and practices to help achieve fair, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people and review historical and contemporary injustices and disadvantages that particular groups face. You will also learn to develop strategies to facilitate social inclusion.
You will develop your cultural competence by exploring the wide range of human qualities and attributes with a group, organization, or society including dimensions of diversity such as:
- gender and gender identity
- physical and intellectual ability
- sex and sexuality
- socio-economic status
Find specific details in the academic calendar – Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
*Open to Mount Allison students in any program of study, certificates consist of a selection of courses worth 18 credits (6 courses) that are thematic in nature, comprised of available courses related to a theme. Certificates are taken during your Mount Allison degree, and must be combined with a major/degree program.
Popular career paths related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
- community development officer
- social worker
- community support worker
- social policy analyst
- human resources specialist
Dr. Ardath Whynacht
Assistant professor, sociology
Recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant for her project looking at community responses to violence outside the criminal justice system