Creating diverse and inclusive environments

The Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University is committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity in all that we do. This includes: 

  • recruiting students, faculty, and staff that reflect the diversity of our society 
  • maintaining an environment of equity and fairness where all can work and learn 
  • assuring that our programs and curricula prepare our graduates to meet the needs of the diverse communities they will serve in their careers in Canada and around the world 

The Faculty of Medicine strives to reflect the diversity in our own community and is committed to the principles of meritocracy and equity, taking action to support the access and success of under-represented groups such as: 

  • Women
  • Indigenous Peoples, with emphasis on Mi’kmaq peoples 
  • Persons with Disabilities 
  • Racialized persons (visible minorities), with an emphasis on African Nova Scotians and African Canadians 
  • Persons who traditionally have not had the opportunity for university education because of economic, social and cultural reasons, lack of formal education or residence in non-urban areas 

Find out more about our Faculty of Medicine’s Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Guidelines. 


To find out more about our diversity programs for Indigenous and African Nova Scotians, please see their program pages.


Diversity is the condition of having a broad range of differences in the Faculty, represented in its people, perspectives, policies, programs and practise. 


Inclusion is an outcome where community members experience equal access to opportunities for education, employment, promotion and success in the Faculty and a sense of belonging and engagement in the life and work of the Faculty and the institution. 


Equity is a process that takes diversity and differences into account through fair and non-discriminatory approaches and practices, to ensure inclusion.