The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will collaboratively develop an aspirational vision for EDI at Mount Royal that fosters a culture of belonging, set priorities for action, and advocates for systemic and meaningful changes.

For this, the office will work with all Mount Royal's stakeholders and departments to embed an EDI lens and best practices in their processes, policies and practices. It will also consult widely during and after developing and implementing comprehensive EDI frameworks, strategies and processes, through evidence-based policies, practices and programs. 

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will serve as a centralized resource where university members can access current information and best practices about EDI and related intersections. It will provide strategic advice to campus leaders and stakeholders, referrals and updates on key Mount Royal units and allies doing EDI, anti-oppression, social justice and advocacy work that is contributing to positive change on campus and in the community. The Office will also help facilitate respectful and inclusive dialogues about EDI and its intersections that center the voices and experiences of BIPOC and all equity-deserving individuals and groups.

Priorities and Commitment

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion works both independently and in a highly collaborative manner with a cross-section of the Mount Royal University community. The primary focus is to: 

  • provide strategic and operational advice to the President and other university leaders about EDI;
  • lead the development of Mount Royal's institutional equity, diversity and inclusion strategy and ensure EDI values are embedded in the university's day-to-day operations, decision-making, and strategic planning in collaboration with key university stakeholders;
  • advise on Mount Royal's current and future organizational structure, programs, and policies that promote and support systemic change, with a specific focus on embedding EDI at every level of the organization, including administration, academic, and student life;
  • provide leadership advice and coordination to the President's EDI Advisory Committee (EDIAC);
  • contribute to the promotion of a learning and working environment that embodies the values of EDI and recognizes the value and contributions of equity-deserving individuals and groups in our campus community through education, partnership and programming;
  • work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the integration of EDI, anti-racism and anti-oppression initiatives and support for students and employees;
  • identify, support and, where appropriate, lead anti-oppression initiatives, with a specific focus on anti-racism; and
  • assist with EDI-related communication with internal and external stakeholders and consult on high-risk issues concerning EDI matters.



Dr. Moussa Magassa

Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Contact information

e. mmagassa@mtroyal.ca
p. 403.440.5598
Location: F101

Like our ethical responsibility to embed anti-racism principles and values in all systems and structures of our organizations, we must think of our focus on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) as not a burden or something that pits ‘us’ and ‘them,’ but rather, as a gift of humanity we give to one another as human beings. A community founded on the values and principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, anti-racism and anti-oppression benefits us all, regardless of our individual or social differences 

—Dr. Moussa Magassa, 2021

 First Mount Royal senior leader in equity, diversity and inclusion announced