The Office of Applied Research and Innovation (OARI) aims to attain excellence in applied research and training by ensuring an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment. We acknowledge that equity, diversity, inclusion and indigenization (EDII) should be a consideration in applied research partnerships and opportunities for students and researchers, and we are committed to reporting on EDII as it relates to research projects and funding.

We recognize these equity-deserving groups:

  • Indigenous peoples
  • 2SLGBTQI+ community 
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Visible minorities/racialized persons
  • Women

We support Sask Polytech's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy through our work in applied research. 

Our approach

The Office of Applied Research and Innovation's Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization Plan outlines the measures and strategic initiatives to achieve the equitable and inclusive participation of Indigenous, 2SLGBTQI+, persons with disabilities, Visible minorities/racialized persons and women in the Sask Polytech research ecosystem.

View our EDII plan

Research resources

The Tri-Agency launched an EDI Action Plan for 2018-2025 to ensure that post-secondary institutions achieve world-class research by ensuring the fulsome and equitable participation of all talented individuals. The following resources are recommended reading for researchers, staff, faculty and students on including EDII considerations in grant applications, research teams and research design. 


Contact us

Paula Lindain
Paula Lindain
Student and EDII research coordinator