Psychology EDIA Committee

Mission Statement

The Psychology Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility (EDIA) Committee is an advisory committee that plays a pivotal role in helping the Psychology Department create a positive, inclusive environment for all members of the community. The work of the EDIA Committee is to help the Psychology Department identify facilitators and barriers to inclusion experienced by our students who are members of equity seeking groups.  Our goal is to achieve more inclusive access to all our programs, services, and initiatives so that all students may feel equally supported and derive equal benefit from them.  

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility in Higher Education: Creating Educational Spaces for Everyone Hybrid Conference "



Attention Psychology Students, Faculty, Staff, and Graduates! 

The Department of Psychology’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) Advisory Committee is conducting our first-ever Culture, Climate, and Opportunities Survey! (REB # 23-055) 

 Who is conducting the survey?  

 The survey was developed through a collaboration among the Psychology Department EDIA Advisory Committee (Chair, Dr. Nicole Conrad;, the SMU Psych Society (, and the laboratories of Drs. Lucie Kocum ( and Tammy Mahar (, including the following student co-investigators: Stephanie Adams-Kennedy (, Jocelyn Brown (, Katelynn Carter-Rogers (Faculty of Management;, Courtney Euphemia Clements (, Mackenzie Palmer (, Aeris Snow (, Elizabeth Webber (, and Meylin Zink Yi (Applied Health Services Research) ( 

 What is the purpose? The purpose of this anonymous longitudinal online survey is to measure our Psychology Department’s starting point – our EDIA baseline – as well as our progress on evidence-based EDIA recommendations. Our second goal is to provide meaningful research opportunities for students in this area. Graduate and undergraduate students are involved in designing, evaluating, and communicating the results of this survey.  

 Who is eligible? ALL Psychology Department students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and graduates:  

o    Current graduate and undergraduate psychology majors, minors, and students who have taken at least one psychology course Winter 2022 

o    All full- and part-time Psychology faculty 

o    All SMU student staff who have worked in the Psychology Department as TAs, RAs, SMUWorks students, etc.  

o    All non-student staff (including post-docs, administrative staff, lab managers, lab techs, and other) 

o    All volunteer workers (Service Learning, lab volunteers, other) 

o    SMU Psychology graduates (who graduated Winter 2022 or after) 

How long will it take? The survey should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete, depending on your pace and survey accessibility.    

 Is there any compensation? The survey is taking place in Winter 2023 and will repeat in Fall 2023 and Winter and Fall 2024. Participants who complete either the first or the second survey will have a chance to win one $25 e-transfer. Participants who complete both the first and second surveys will have one chance to win one $50 e-transfer.   

 What if I have questions? More information is provided on the Informed Consent page accessible by clicking on the survey link. If you still have questions, please reach out to Courtney Clements, our Department of Psychology EDIA Advisory Committee Support Lead, at 

 Certification: This project has been cleared by the Saint Mary’s Research Ethics Board (REB #23-055). If you have any questions or concerns about the survey protocol, please reach out to 

EDIA Survey Winter 2023

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Department of Psychology
Mailing address:
McNally Building South Wing (MS 323)
923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS
B3H 3C3

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