The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (previously known as the Centre for Intercultural Engagement - CIE) was established at Langara in 2019. Since that time, our team has been working to foster, support, and sustain intercultural and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) work across the College for both students and employees. 

In August, 2022 Langara welcomed Dr. Joy Walcott-Francis as the college's first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Dr. Walcott-Francis along with the departmental team, are working on multiple projects across the college, including formulating the college's equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy, as well as supporting departments and various initiatives across snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara.

Asian Heritage Month 

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. We are proud to work and learn with a diverse Asian community of students and employees who are at the edge of cutting research. These Langrans are instructors like Carolyn Wing, who is developing a virtual reality app to support early childhood education students’ learning regarding decolonization, reconciliation, and anti-biased and social justice practices, or biologist Ji Yang who discovered a feral hop population growing in the wild. It is through diversity that we continue to move forward. For resources visit our Asian Heritage Month page. 

EDI Framework


In March 2024, we released the College's first equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) framework. The framework outlines Langara’s EDI work over the next three years (2024-27), and details the actions Langara is committed to taking in the

immediate future and beyond. You can read the framework here.

Also, Langara’s new 2025 Strategic Plan, Weaving a shared future, includes a commitment in the Our Culture section, to develop and begin to implement an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy. This goal arose both from the feedback of our community when developing the plan, and the commitment of our Board of Governors to creating an environment at Langara that welcomes and includes everyone.  

About Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allow students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm 'house of teachings', a name given to it by the Musqueam First Nation, on whose traditional, ancestral, unceded, and present-day territory the College is located.

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