Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at CREPEC

Many marginalized groups are still under-represented in the science and technology sector, particularly in engineering.

CREPEC is aware of these societal challenges and is taking active steps to counter discrimination linked to gender, ethnic and cultural origins, sexuality, religion and disability. One of CREPEC's priority objectives is to contribute to the abolition of barriers to accessibility, thereby promoting the inclusion and fulfillment of all.

A bank of training courses available in the Center’s 14 institutions will be shared here shortly, to ensure that every member is aware of EDI issues.

It is also important to encourage members to develop recruitment strategies to ensure good representation in our laboratories and at our various annual events (e.g.: advertisements on several platforms and social media, inclusive language, standardized interviews with prepared questions, etc.).

The integration of students, who are often newcomers to Quebec, is facilitated by a series of social activities (e.g. Trivia evenings, online game nights) organized by the Student Committee.

CREPEC is also allied with CACSMA, and actively participates in “virtual coffee breaks” during which EDI-related issues in the polymers and composites field are discussed.

Discovery workshops given in schools are also a good way of inspiring vocations and getting young people from all backgrounds interested in science and technology.

Land Acknowledgment

CREPEC’s main address is in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal, the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka nation; nevertheless, its work takes place on a vast territory for which several First Nations are guardians, notably the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Innu, Huron-Wendat, Algonquin, Atikamekw and Abenaki. We recognize and respect First Nations people as stewards of the lands and waters we occupy today.

If you’d like to find out more about the territory you live on:

If you wish to get involved and support First Nations communities, here are a few organizations and initiatives to check out: