McMaster University believes in promoting equity and fairness, and celebrating our rich diversity. All employees are invited to take part in our Employment Equity Census. This six-question census takes less than 2 minutes to complete and it's entirely confidential.

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Employment Equity at McMaster


McMaster University strives to embody the values of integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

Employment Equity is defined as an ongoing process that identifies and eliminates barriers to an organization’s employment procedures and policies. It means establishing proactive employment practices to address systemic barriers to ensure appropriate representation of designated group members throughout their workforce.

Building an inclusive community with a shared purpose has been identified as an important priority for McMaster University. We believe it is important for our workforce to reflect the diversity of our students and community. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence.

In our efforts to fulfill McMaster’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity, we have released the results of our 2016 Employment Equity Census. You can view or download the accessible, print-friendly Employment Equity Report here. Please direct any questions about the report to May-Marie Duwai-Sowa, Employment Equity Specialist at or telephone 905-525-9140 ext. 23495.



If you are a current employee, click here to read more about what Employment Equity resources are available.

If you are a Hiring Manager or part of a Selection Committee, click here for hiring resources.

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Mailing Info:

Employment Equity

Gilmour Hall 304

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8

May-Marie Duwai-Sowa

Employment Equity Specialist

Phone: (905) 525-9140 extension 24395


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Melanie Garaffa

Senior Manager, Organizational Development

Phone: (905) 525-9140 extension 28660