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G.D. in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

School of Leadership, Ecology and Equity 

  • HUM5104 - Indigenous Spiritualities, Decolonization and Leadership

    Study of Indigenous knowledge about spirituality and inclusive and interconnected leadership practices. Exploration of Indigenous ways of knowing, including intellectual and spiritual traditions and relationships to the living world. Implications for decolonizing settler societies.

  • HUM5114 - Leadership, Gender and Feminisms

    Study of the role of gender and its intersection with other identities in leadership. Critical and reflexive engagement with power structures through global feminist theories. Creative and democratizing approaches to transform collective beliefs, practices and policies.

  • HUM5115 - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    Overview of the main diversity markers (e. g. culture, race, religion, age, social class, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, capacity) and power relations that define people as “others” in organizational settings. Explores strategies to challenge discrimination and foster diversity and inclusion in a transformative way.


    Implementation of the EDI toolbox in a practice setting of the student’s choice. Development of a diagnosis and an organizational action plan in dialogue with a support team. Deepening of reflective practice skills based on a personalized learning contract and sharing of experiences in coaching circles.

    Graded S/NS.

  • HUM5122 - Collaborative Leadership and Group Dynamics

    Theoretical perspectives of group dynamics related to the practice of collaborative leadership and the development of skills for group facilitation and team leadership (including interpersonal communication and conflict resolution). Various methods, learning styles, growth processes and approaches explored for a variety of contexts.

  • HUM5125 - Worldviews and Ecology

    Exploration of historical, ecological, cultural and religious worldviews and their implications for the development of leadership and communities. Analysis of social contexts, cultural perspectives, social change in contemporary global settings with reference to social justice frameworks and socio-historical structures.


    Introduction to theories, constructs and social struggles around sexuality and gender identity. Intersectional exploration of the social, political and cultural implications of homophobia and transphobia in the lives of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in Canada and beyond.


    Review of the various models of disability and their implications for the social construction of disabled persons as deficient. Critical analyses of the implicit bias of ableism in contemporary theories of justice. Investigating solutions for a more inclusive society.