Connect with Equity-Deserving Students

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Western is committed to recruiting processes that drive equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization. When recruiting at Western, we encourage you to foster engagement with equity-deserving students. This page provides a list of the EDID Support Units and Student Groups that exist at Western and we invite you to consider them when deploying your EDID Talent Acquisition Strategy.  

EDID Support Offices

Accessible Education

Accessible Education provides supports and services to students with disabilities at Western, in all programs and faculties. 

Indigenous Student Centre

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) provides various services and programs to graduate and undergraduate Indigenous students at Western to help build a sense of community and maintains a vital space for finding a sense of belonging within the larger institution. 

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion promotes, recognizes, celebrates, and engages various voices around campus to create a more equitable, diverse and inclusionary Western Community

Office of Indigenous Initiatives 

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) plays a lead role in championing Indigenous strategic direction, building collaborative and community-engaged partnerships, and supporting campus partners in implementing Western’s Indigenous Strategic Plan. 

Western International  

Western International supports the University’s international strategy by acting as a resource to faculties and departments across the Western community, fostering international learning opportunities, recruiting and supporting international students, and enhancing overall global activity and awareness. 

We will work with these EDID Support Offices to ensure that there is representation from equity-deserving students from Western at Career Fairs and at your information sessions

hirewesternu Connects You with Equity-Deserving Student Groups

Western has over 200 student groups, organizations, and clubs as well as an active Graduate Student Society, many of which are centered on diverse identities such as race, culture, gender, sexuality, neurodiversity, ability status, and more. We will work with these student groups on campus to ensure that there is representation from equity-deserving students from Western at Career Fairs and at your information sessions

If there are specific communities, populations, or student groups that you would like to reach out to for events or employment opportunities, please let us know and we will do our best to facilitate a connection. Please note that each student group has different mandates and their goals may vary year to year. Student clubs may choose the opportunities that they participate in or promote at their own discretion. 

You might also consider piloting one of the following diversity-focused initiatives to connect with equity-deserving students:  

  • Coffee Chats 
  • Panel Discussion 
  • Roundtables 
  • Lunch and Learns 

We are happy to consult with you on your EDID Talent Acquisition Strategy.
Email or phone 519-661-3619.