Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are integral to the workings of our department and university. We strive to centre EDI principles in our decision-making and actions, including teaching, research, and hiring.

EDI policies of the University of Saskatchewan and College of Arts and Science may be found here: USask and College of Arts and Science. The Chemistry EDI committee works towards ensuring that we provide a safe, respectful, and inclusive learning/work environment in the Department of Chemistry. For more information, contact a member of the EDI committee:

Dr. Tara Kahan (Chair)
Email: tara.kahan@usask.ca
Website: https://research-groups.usask.ca/kahan/ 

Dr. David Palmer
Email: dave.palmer@usask.ca
Website: https://research-groups.usask.ca/palmer-lab/index.php

Awards and Scholarships

Patricia Currie Award

$1000. Open to female continuing students enrolled at USask who have completed at least two years towards their four year Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Chemistry. Selection is based on demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular activities, particularly those that contribute to the quality of campus life, such as involvement in student societies, volunteerism, and peer tutoring/mentoring.

Wilma E. Elias Scholarship

Coming Soon

Additional graduate scholarships are available through USask (click here). Use search terms such as "Indigenous" or "women" to constrain your search.

Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and Harrassment Prevention Services (DHPS)

Phone: 306-966-4936  Email: DHPS@usask.ca

Information and Reporting:
Sexual violence prevention and response online course:


The Department of Chemistry is committed to providing accessible learning environments. Accommodations for individual courses can be arranged through Access and Equity Services (AES) (click here). The EDI Committee will work with students and AES as required to address program-wide accessibility concerns.

Resources for Teaching and Research

Carleton University EDI teaching toolkit

RASI EDI in grant applications guide

U Sherbrooke resources for EDI in research has resources on many topics including grant writing, creating inclusive research groups, and learning about the need for EDI in research.

Chemical Institute of Canada Working for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (WIDE)

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity has numerous workshops and resources to improve research and teaching, including several dedicated to EDI. Purchase a membership or advocate for the university to purchase one.

Groups and Resources

USask Women in Chemistry (WIC)

Canadians Working for Inclusivity in Chemical Sciences, Engineering, and Technology Network (CWIC)

USask Aboriginal Students Centre

Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways

USSU Pride Centre

Out Saskatoon

TransSask Support Services