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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


In keeping with its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is committed to becoming a source for globally recognized networks and research niches. These objectives require focusing on recruiting high-level candidates with the potential to innovate and contribute to the growth of research projects. With creativity and research excellence as the primary qualities of the faculty, ÉTS wishes to integrate into its academic activities anyone who is committed to innovation while promoting equity, diversify and inclusion (EDI) in all of its research.

Strategic Approach

The Direction des affaires professorales, de la recherche et de partenariats (DAPRP – Directorate for Research, Partnerships and Faculty Affairs) is responsible for matters related to EDI, and has set up an EDI Committee that comprises faculty representatives and support staff. This Committee will meet periodically for the purpose of establishing an institutional vision related to EDI and proposing actions aimed at increasing awareness of these issues at ÉTS. Among other things, the Committee will develop an action plan for research activities as a result of consultations with the ÉTS community. Teachers will be consulted during the first phase of the process, while other members of the university community, including student researchers, will be consulted during the second phase.

ÉTS wishes to equip itself with living, evolving and innovative instruments. Toward this end, maintaining continuous contact with stakeholders from all of the various departments will be treated as a priority, and will enable the EDI Committee to obtain feedback throughout the plan development process.


The DAPRP is responsible for the creation and implementation of the action plan, and is committed to promoting other measures for reducing the under-representation of targeted groups (women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and disabled persons) as identified by the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat.

ÉTS wishes to actively contribute to the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program objectives regarding EDI, and to establish targets for the reduction of under-representation in accordance with the proposed objectives of the Secretariat. The objectives involved are those that are proposed for small institutions that have been awarded ten chairs or less.

For more information concerning active Canada Research Chairs at ÉTS, please refer to the Research chairs page.

The Director of the DAPRP will be asked to present the draft action plan to other ÉTS committees, including the Comité de direction (Steering Committee) and the Commission des études (Senate). All information and proposals gathered during the consultation process will then be approved with a view to producing an official action plan.

The creation of the EDI action plan will be followed by the implementation of priority actions. The Bureau des affaires professorales (BAP – Faculty Affairs Office) will be responsible for implementing the plan and conducting the necessary follow-up. An Equity Officer has been appointed within the BAP to act as a resource person for the EDI Committee and for all stakeholders involved in the proposed measures. The Equity Officer will also act as a resource person for addressing EDI-related questions from the academic community and the public.

Management policy

ÉTS will follow its framework policy on research chairs. Specifically, in the evaluation of application files, ÉTS complies with the principles and preventive measures that are part of its current hiring methods for professors in tenure-track positions, and offers the following benefits:

  • Open up all calls for applications to anyone, with a declaration of commitment to equity as part of the nomination and appointment process;
  • Encourage the participation of members from designated groups.

A new procedure for hiring professors is being developed, and will be adopted in the coming months. This procedure will incorporate operating principles that mitigate the impact of involuntary prejudice on the hiring of professors, and will ensure that members of the Selection Committee receive training related to these issues.

Sylvain G. Cloutier, Director of the DAPRP, is the representative responsible for ensuring that the hiring process is conducted in accordance with EDI standards.

Recruitment process

An invitation for applications addressed to targeted groups is included in the text of job postings for all categories. The Selection Committee for the latest posting was made up of five members, two of whom identified themselves as belonging to the women group, with one of these women identifying herself as part of the visible minority group.

ÉTS also uses specific and objective criteria to ensure that the assessment of candidates is carried out in accordance with the needs of the department, with a focus on excellence in teaching and research.

Information concerning the latest public posting:
Information and Communications Technologies - Canada Research Chair (Level 1)

Contact person

If you have any questions or comments pertaining to equity, diversity and inclusion in research activities at ÉTS, please contact:

Liliana Guedez
Equity Officer
514-396-8800, ext. 7331

Ms. Guedez will transmit all related matters to be discussed by the EDI Committee to the DAPRP.

The EDI Committee will report on the progress of EDI to the Director General once per year.

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Research chairs