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Diversity & Inclusion
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  • Heidi Macpherson, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

    provost headshotUW-L values the diversity of all of its community, including faculty, staff, students and visitors, and we work hard to ensure that everyone is afforded the opportunity to develop to their full potential. 

    One of our roles as educators is to make visible the way in which a monolithic view of the world hinders progress, both individual and collective. I believe that we have a social responsibility to create a learning environment that fosters students' development and adaptability, that meets and exceeds their needs, and that prompts students to move beyond monolithic viewpoints they may have held unconsciously. 

    In raising awareness of the positive contribution of diversity and inclusivity, we endeavor to equip all students with the requisite skills to realize their potential and make a positive contribution to society in a global economy. In doing so, we create a richer and more meaningful learning community for us all.