EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (EDI)
At the Salavati Lab, we strive to make scientific academia an equitable, diverse, and inclusive space. If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve, do not hesitate to share your thoughts with us.
Located on lands where Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations have met,
McGill University honours and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands we use.
Beyond our mission towards research and training, EDI carries a special significance in the context of Global
Infectious Diseases (GID) that affect large populations globally and cause numerous deaths.
GID affects marginalized and racialized individuals and communities with limited access to prevention and
disease control methods with heightened social and health consequences. As a group, we strive to mitigate
these global health disparities.
We firmly believe that the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to a healthy work
environment and promote individual well-being.
Diverse environments bring together unique perspectives that promote creativity, stimulating discussions,
Scientific progress thrives when individuals of different backgrounds are brought together to take on difficult questions.
The Salavati Lab is aware that discrimination can be based on a number of factors including race, gender,
sexual orientation, religion, disability, and much more.
We recognize that disparities in opportunities (such as, but not limited to: socioeconomic status,
familial connections, familial responsibilities, access to resources) can result in differences that are not
related to one’s potential to be a valued member of the lab.
Thus, we are committed to understanding and removing such biases within the lab. With this in mind, our
application form is designed with the intention of allowing for a fairer and more equitable candidate selection process.
We acknowledge that this is always a work in progress and we welcome further discussions for how we
can improve. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Learn more about McGill University's commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion.