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Michael Charles

Assistant Vice-President and University Advisor, Equity and Inclusive Communities

Michael Charles is the Assistant Vice-President and University Advisor, Equity and Inclusive Communities.

Prior to this, Charles was the Director of Equity and Inclusive Communities, where his collaborative leadership further raised the engagement and visibility of human rights and EDI across campus and beyond. He established Carleton’s inaugural Inclusion Week and the EIC Advisory Group, bringing together a cross-section of faculty, staff, students and external community members to further integrate EDI across Carleton. He also led the creation of the Campus Safety Services Action Plan to support continuous service improvement.

He chairs Carleton’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee, co-chairs the AODA Task Force and has served as a member of Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Planning Task Force, Student Success Working Group, Equity Policy Committee, and Joint Committee on Employment Equity.

Charles is one of only nine members who comprise the national Universities Canada EDI Advisory Group. Prior to joining Carleton in March 2019, he served in leadership roles at other universities and has provided EDI consulting services to several large public, non-profit and private sector organizations in Canada and the United States.

Charles is a lawyer and a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.