Equity, diversity and inclusion commitments are critical to the future success of Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design. When everyone in our community—students, faculty and staff—feel that they belong, we ensure everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Message from the Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

As the inaugural Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) for the Faculty of Engineering and Design (FED), I oversee the processes and plans set in motion by the EDI Council. Our goal is to reduce systemic and attitudinal barriers for equity-denied groups in engineering and design with a focus on training inside the classroom.

Promoting diversity benefits everyone and I’m excited to be part of this transformative journey, working to build a more inclusive and innovative culture for FED, celebrating the richness of diversity.

Cynthia Cruickshank, PhD, PEng
Associate Dean, Equity Diversity, and Inclusion

EDI Action Plan 2023-2026

The FED EDI Action Plan was created through a collaborative process by the FED EDI Council, benefiting from the expertise and lived experiences of individual members, and the synthesis from the diverse perspectives found within the group.

Download the EDI Action Plan

Programs and Support Services

Learn more about the programs and support services offered by Carleton University and the Faculty of Engineering and Design.



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Request for Funding

Are you looking for funding to support an upcoming conference, event, program or other EDI initiative? Fill out the form below, which will be processed by the Associate Dean of EDI. Requests take a minimum of three weeks to process. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee all funding requests will be processed.


Looking to speak with someone on our EDI team?

Email us at: edi.fed@carleton.ca