The Department of Chemistry believes in and is committed to creating an environment to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion, and to support students with disabilities. 

The Department will always promote the development of positive identities regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, religion, and socioeconomic status. We believe that continuous progress in these areas are important to enhance learning, and will contribute to innovation in teaching and research.

Please read this article from the Journal of Chemistry Education, titled Guidelines for Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Programs Offering Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry.

EDI Resources at Carleton University

The Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities fosters the development of an inclusive and transformational university culture where individual distinctiveness and a sense of belonging drive excellence in learning, research, teaching, and working at Carleton. To connect with the centre email Its focus of the centre includes

  • Equity & Inclusion Promotion
  • Sexual Violence Prevention & Survivor Support
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Accommodation Response

The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) provides services and accommodations to students with disabilities. Additionally, the centre work with various departments to increase accessibility and integration of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life. To contact or with register with PMC, email 

The Science Student Success Centre helps all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science define and achieve their academic, career, and social goals. email:

Equity, diversity and inclusion in Science. The Faculty of Science recognizes that students, staffs, instructors and collaborators are people with intersecting identities, who bring unique and important perspectives to activities in the Faculty. The Faculty then collaborate on concrete and sustained actions to address the historical and persistent challenges to equity, diversity and inclusion in Science. Email:

The READ (Research, Education, Accessibility and Design) initiative. The READ aims to position Carleton University as a Centre of Excellence in accessibility. Facilitate academic programming, course offerings, training and research expertise in accessibility, disabilities, and inclusion.

Student’s research opportunity in EDI

Carleton University Student EDI Research Awards. The establishment of this award aligns with the strategic directions of Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Plan and responds to a specific recommendation in Carleton’s new EDI Action Plan, which outlines Carleton’s commitment to support, fund and disseminate research that advances EDI. Up to five undergraduate student awards are available, each valued at $10,000. One graduate student award is available, valued at $15,000.

Faculty of Science Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award

This Faculty of Science award is to recognize actions or activities which foster different aspect of EDI. Actions can include for example, initiative or program that helps students from an under-represented groups, practice that improves accessibility, action to improve inclusion and fairness;

Up to two awards of $500 each for faculty, instructors (permanent or contract), and staff can be made each year