Charter and EDI measures of the EvoFunPath training program

We promote the values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our training activities. We endeavor to ensure that each person is treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their origins, culture, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodiversity or socio-economic status.

We believe that the diversity amongst program members enriches us. We aim to create an environment of education, work, and research in which no discrimination or intimidating behavior is tolerated. We are proud to put in place an action plan to which all members of the program commit themselves to in order to reflect these values:


Admission to the program without discrimination and which respects everyone’s academic background. We evaluate new applications according to objective criteria of excellence and success that takes into account differing opportunities afforded to students coming from diverse backgrounds.


Equitable representation in the training program.
We are committed to ensuring that a proportion of the project members come from groups that are traditionally under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs in Canada.


A mentoring system.
We are setting up a mentoring program between student
peers to support each other and new cohorts in their research, training and professional development.


Using inclusive writing. We use inclusive language in our events and communications to include and respect all people and gender identities.


The organization of inclusive events. We will be sensitive to the organization of inclusive events that provide accommodations for people with differing needs.


Raising awareness among students of issues related to EDI. We will offer mandatory workshops, activities, and seminars to the program members to raise awareness.


Support for fellows in difficulty. We recognize that some fellows may experience difficulties and we will listen to them with kindness and without prejudice, support them, and assist them to acquire professional support when necessary.  

This Charter can evolve, and we welcome any feedback or suggestions.

If you feel a program member has not met an aspect of this Charter we encourage you to contact the program manager, Anchitaa Ghag. If you do not feel comfortable contacting Isabelle, we hope you will feel empowered to contact the faculty member you are most comfortable with.

We thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for its support.

Nous reconnaissons le soutien du Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG).