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Equity and Diversity

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, 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.  

Meet the DAN School EDII Committee

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.

Supports for Students:  

Student Wellness: https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/ [request racialized counselling from Dr. Khanna or Mr. Adams.] 


Four Directions: lmd9@queensu.ca (Lisa Doxdator provides counselling services there) 

Learning Skills: http://sass.queensu.ca/onlineresource/topics/ 

Assistant Dean of EDII for Faculty of Arts and Science: Dr. Anita Jack-Davies  https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/about/contacts/jack-davies-0 

24/7 supports include the following: Empower Me, the self-directed tool Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), and for students living outside of Canada, International SOS. 

Health and Dental Plan Benefits Package: https://myams.org/home/ams-student-information/health-and-dental/ 

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

Anti-Harassment Policy

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 the 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.