Mount Allison University is committed to diversity and inclusion

Our tight-knit campus community is culturally diverse, gender-inclusive, supportive, and welcoming.

The University is committed to promoting awareness of equity, diversity, and inclusion concerns across our entire campus community.

Mount Allison affirms the fundamental principle of equality of all peoples, as put forward by the New Brunswick Human Rights Act (NBHRA), the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (CCRF), and the United Nations.

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Resources and services on campus

Black Student Advisor and Diversity Educator

Working closely with student groups, community partners, and the University’s Anti-Racism Education and Response Team, the Black Student Advisor and Diversity Educator helps to further Mount Allison’s efforts around equity, diversity, and inclusion across campus and within the community.

The advisor also oversee the development of programs and services that support the personal and academic success of students of African descent, Caribbean descent, and African-Canadians.

Contact: bsa@mta.ca

Ivan Okello, Black Student Advisor and Diversity Educator

Indigenous Affairs 

The Indigenous affairs co-ordinator works with staff, faculty, students, and volunteers across the University to develop pre-university enrichment programming, as well as services that support Indigenous students as they pursue their academic goals.

The co-ordinator is also responsible for developing programming aimed at helping faculty, staff, and non-Indigenous students at Mount Allison to more fully understand and appreciate the rich and vibrant histories and cultures of Canada's Indigenous peoples.

Contact: indigenous@mta.ca

Patty Musgrave Quinn, Indigenous affairs co-ordinator

The International Centre 

The International Centre facilitates multicultural programming on campus, including services and events that foster the growth of a more multicultural and internationally-engaged campus.

The International Centre also supports international students, both socially and academically. Our International Orientation gives international students the opportunity to get settled on campus before general University Orientation begins.

Contact: intadvisor@mta.ca

The International Centre, located at the Wallace McCain Student Centre

Positive spaces 

Mount Allison strives to be a safe, respectful, and welcoming place for people of all genders, gender identities, and gender expressions through education, programming, support, and advocacy.

Education is offered to the entire Mount Allison community through staff training, student orientation, and residence programming.

Ongoing efforts to create more positive spaces on campus include the addition of single-user washrooms in buildings around campus, including residences.

Contact: studentlife@mta.ca

The Meighen Centre 

Mount Allison’s Meighen Centre provides accessibility support to students with disabilities and medical conditions, whether permanent or temporary. Students registered with the Meighen Centre may receive academic and/or campus accommodations.

The Centre works with faculty on implementing Universal Design for Learning principles, provides Mental Health First Aid training and occasionally conducts research to study a variety of topics that affect young adults. 

Contact: accessibility@mta.ca

The Meighen Centre, located at the Wallace McCain Student Centre

Research Services

Research Services at Mount Allison is committed to fostering an inclusive research environment that supports researchers in reaching their full potential.

The Mount Allison Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan highlights our commitment to EDI related to the Canada Research Chairs Program and the broader research enterprise of the University.

Contact: research@mta.ca

Research Services supports faculty and staff researchers, and our community partners

University policies and groups

Mount Allison is a close-knit community of learners where respectful living and inquiry are valued and upheld. The University uses policies and procedures to set forth its expectations for acceptable conduct in both academic and non-academic matters.

View all University policies and procedures.

Anti-Racism Education and Response Team

The University’s Anti-Racism Education and Response Team is an assembly of staff, faculty, and student representatives who are formally tasked with receiving and responding to disclosures and/or complaints of racism or racial harassment.

Members of the Anti-Racism Education and Response Team

The Anti-Racism Education and Response Team consists of the following University community members:

  • Director of Student Life and International Services (Chair)
  • Indigenous Affairs Co-ordinator
  • International Student Advisor
  • Black Student Advisor and Diversity Educator
  • Faculty Member At Large
  • Student Members At Large

For the most up-to-date list of members, visit Policy 1010 procedures.

Contact: antiracism@mta.ca

President's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion

In the fall of 2020, the President's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion was established to review and provide recommendations for actions to help the University become a more diverse and inclusive community.

» Find out more about the Task Force and read its final report

Atlantic Promise Scholars initiative

In 2021, eleven Atlantic Canadian universities, including Mount Allison University, and Atlantic Business Magazine announced a new partnership with a goal of making the region’s universities and business community more inclusive. 

The Atlantic Promise Scholars initiative is increasing diversity in business schools by offering Black and Indigenous students financial aid and other supports to ensure their success.


Work and study

Work at Mount Allison

We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge that contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Undergraduate Certificate

Our Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion examines how the principles of equity can be effectively incorporated into policies and practices to help achieve fair, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people and reviews historical and contemporary injustices and disadvantages that particular groups face.