Carleton’s Journalism Program is committed to creating a welcoming, stimulating, professional and creative environment for our increasingly diverse student body. We are committed to eliminating racism against Racialized and Indigenous people as well as inequities or other barriers based on ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation or ability. We hope our program’s commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression practices will benefit all of our students while they are here and that it will foster a wider culture of equity and inclusion in newsrooms of the future as they respond to and report on an increasingly diverse society.

The Permanent Working Group was established in order to help keep the Journalism school on track with structural changes that aim to make the school a safe and welcoming environment for all students. The group also provides specific direction and advice to Journalism’s Program Committee and the Program Head on matters pertaining to equity and inclusion.

Membership of the Permanent Working Group for the 2021/2022 academic year: Brett Popplewell, Matthew Pearson, Sarah Everts, Adrian Harewood, Vicky McArthur, Nana aba Duncan, Stéfy McKnight and Allan Thompson

Students wishing to propose programmatic ideas or who have concerns may contact us directly using the form below.

Students with complaints may direct them to the Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities.

Permanent Working Group on Anti-Racism and Inclusion