UMontréal launches research centre focused on EDI, decolonization

The Université de Montréal has launched a research centre focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization. The Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la justice intersectionnelle, la décolonisation et l’équité (CRI-JaDE) brings together researchers, specialists, and students from a variety of disciplines to conduct research and mobilize knowledge. The centre will be co-directed by UMontréal professors Isabelle Archambault and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon. CRI-JaDE researchers will focus on topics related to resilience, exclusion, and oppression of Indigenous peoples and equity-deserving groups; practices that lead to EDI and decolonization; and using interdisciplinarity to find diverse approaches and solutions to issues. Archambault explained that the center’s interdisciplinary team will decompartmentalize research and allow partners from across fields to support one another in unique ways.