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The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is housed on the main campus grounds of snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College in Vancouver, Bristish Columbia, Canada. The campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and present-day territory of the Musqueam people who have stewarded this land since time immemorial.

We say traditional to recognize how land was traditionally used or occupied by First Nations. 

We say ancestral to understand that land is handed down from generation to generation. 

We say unceded to acknowledge the land not being turned over to colonial powers by a treaty or other agreement. 

We say present-day to remind us that Indigenous people continue to thrive in this area and steward the land. We also say this to intentionally disrupt the notion of Indigenous people in Canada belonging solely to history/the past.    

We also want to draw attention to time immemorial, or for as long as can be remembered, which is more than just an arbitrary turn of phrase. To contextualize, this area was first visited by European explorers in the late 1700s and the City of Vancouver was incorporated in 1886, a mere 137 years. Langara College is only 53 years old. This is in contrast to close to 10,000 years (likely more) of Indigenous presence on this land.    

Learn more about Musqueam, how the college got its Indigenous name, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, and the relationship between Musqueam and Langara. For Truth and Reconciliation resources, please visit our Truth and Reconciliation page. 

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Langara College 
100 W 49th Avenue 
Vancouver, BC 
V5Y 2Z6 

*We are housed in the A Building. Our office is A171a, near the main entrance, next to the Continuing Studies front desk. See campus maps

Scroll through our webpages to meet our team and find out more information about our department and what we do. You can connect with us at edioffice@langara.ca.