Lessons learned from our first year fundraising for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Sciences


Jun 17 2021


12:00 pm


Simon Fraser University’s new President identified Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as one of her priorities at the beginning of her Presidency. SFU’s Dean of Science appointed a new Associate Dean of EDI to champion EDI as a priority for the Faculty of Science. The Associate Dean of EDI and the Dean of Science advancement team will share their experiences and lessons learned in the first year of their partnership, highlighting the importance of collaboration in EDI. The former SFU Executive Director of Campaigns will compare her experience starting her role at Douglas College, newly introducing EDI as a fundraising priority to advance Douglas’ Strategic Plan.

Learning Objectives

  • Promote a growth mindset in EDI in the Canadian higher education fundraising sector
  • Share experiences around fundraising for academic EDI priorities to inform fundraisers of all experience levels
  • Inspire fundraisers on how they can partner with academic leadership on EDI initiatives