Building on USask's diverse and inclusive graduate community, the CGPS' EDI project focus is to establish and implement graduate and postdoctal framework and strategy for equity, diversity and inclusion that addresses the needs of both graduate students and graduate faculty complimentary to USask's EDI Policy.


Working Group Composition

Sponsors Ryan Walker, Meena Sakharkar
Project Management Melissa Kyrejto, Andrew Hartman
Graduate Faculty & Staff Advisory Team Andrew Grosvenor, Jorden Cummings, Heather Lukey, Marc Usunier, Chelsea Smith, Luis Corredor Duarte


Phase 1 (Winter 2022) Phase 2 (Summer 2022) Phase 3 (Fall 2022)
  • Gather advisory committee
  • Divide CGPS policies into bundles
  • Set gols, timelines and responsibilities
  • Engage with graduate students
  • Identify key themes and set priorities
  • Develop and present action plan
  • Research, landscape scans, host discussions
  • Create EDI statement, prinicples and indicators
  • Draft policy changes
  • Resource development
  • Setting next steps

Join the conversation

Graduate students, you are invited to participate in a confidential survey designed exclusively for graduate students to discuss your experiences and perspectives on EDI.

Graduate Students

The following survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete comprised of mostly open-ended questions.

Student Survey Link 



Graduate Community

Graduate stakeholders, your opinins count. You are invited to take a short survey that will help us get the conversation started.

Short Survey Link 


Get in touch with the project team by using the buttons below.

Faculty Staff Graduate Students
Ryan Walker (he/him)
Associate Dean, Policy & Programming 

Melissa Kyrejto (she/her)
Academic Affairs Specialist

Andrew Hartman (they/them)
EDI Research & Engagement Leader
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