Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Key EDI & B Concepts in Higher Education

This selection of resources offers a good start to reviewing scholarly information on topics of employment equity, initiatives, diverse populations, Indigenous education, international students and barriers encountered in EDI & B within the postsecondary landscape.

EDI & B in Open Educational Resources (OER)

The high cost of commercial textbooks is challenging for many students. These issues have higher impacts on certain student populations, which is one of the reasons that people view open OER as a social justice issue.

This curated listing provides a good starting point to discover more about the creation and use of OER and how they can positively impact EDI & B in higher education.

Please consider checking out the library's OERs at Georgian for further information.


From: SpringerLink. (2022). Open educational resources: expanding equity or reflecting and furthering inequities?  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11423-020-09840-y#Sec2

Suggested Search Strategies

There are many interrelated concepts within EDI & B in higher education including marginalized students, underrepresented faculty and staff, wage and gender inequity, workplace policies and systemic structures of discrimination.

To locate the most current information from key postsecondary associations, academic institutions, stakeholders and government policies, it's recommended to search the Internet.

While there are many keywords to locate EDI & B information, here are some which serve as a starting point:

  • Human rights and equity
  • Marginalized, racialized or underrepresented students
  • Underrepresented faculty or staff
  • Staff diversity
  • Women in research
  • Gender equality
  • Equity policies
  • Wage gaps
  • Gender bias
  • Systemic racism
  • Inclusive research and innovation
  • Cultural awareness or cultural diversity
  • Anti-racism
  • Internationalization
  • Unconscious or implicit bias
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