Welcome to the EDII Committee of the DAN School of Drama and Music
Mission and Vision
The EDII Committee of the DAN School of Drama and Music will lead the DAN School towards diversifying its community and curriculum to become an inclusive and equitable place for students, faculty, and staff to work. It is undeniable that systemic injustices, including racism, sexism, and colonialism, have afflicted our culture, and have also been manifest in the performing arts. It is likewise undeniable that Drama and Music, as they have been taught and practiced at Queen’s University, have been complicit in the replication of many of these injustices, including prioritizing Western-European traditions at the expense of Indigenous and other cultural art forms.
We in the DAN School are actively working to correct such past practices by prioritizing the rich creative work of scholars who identify as Indigenous, Black, or People of Colour (IBPOC), hiring more IBPOC faculty, and creating a School where all students can thrive. To this end, the Committee pledges to be an agent of positive change by rectifying any examples of injustice that occur within the DAN School. We want to see a DAN School that is a decolonized and anti-racist place for music and theatre creation, research, performance, and education.
Reporting a Concern: Any student who has questions or concerns regarding equity, diversity, and inclusivity, or has experienced harassment in the DAN School is invited to contact us here. Your privacy and confidentiality will be protected to the extent possible. Please also see our list of student resources.
Meet The DAN School EDII Committee
The need to address the systemic imbalances and injustices that exist in all areas of society is urgent - and Queen’s University is no exception. I am happy to be a part of the necessary evolution of the DAN School in becoming an institution that promotes, embraces, and engages in fully inclusive practices at every level.
I recognize that Queen’s, the DAN School, and I myself require deep change to address past wrongs on institutional and personal levels. I will act within this committee and apart from it, to continually reassess how I “work and play” on these territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga and learn better ways to be a member of this university, to assist in making meaningful changes in the departments and programs I am part of, and to revise my own teaching and learning practices.
Questions or Comments?
If you have comments or questions for the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, please contact the Committee using the feedback form found here.
*Your privacy and confidentiality will be protected to the extent possible.
Celebrating IBPOC Voices
There's so much to discover!
Explore IBPOC Voices in the Arts in Canada here, from orchestras to festivals to networks and companies through our IBPOC Voices portal.IBPOC Voices
The DAN School of Drama and Music is committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive and respectful workplace and community that support students, staff, and faculty in all spaces, including classroom, office, rehearsal, and performance spaces.
We will not tolerate conduct that is meant to undermine the dignity or self-esteem of an individual or which creates a hostile environment.
Harassment may be obvious but more frequently takes the form of subtle actions. Remember that by looking out for each other, we can tackle uncomfortable situations when they arise.
Students and faculty must speak up against harassment and stand together in addressing problems when they arise.
Together we will make our production workspaces and classrooms respectful spaces.