Director, Culture and Inclusion
Expertise: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI); Gender-Based-Violence; Mental health and wellbeing
Erin Huner, PhD, Director, Culture and Inclusion at Ivey Business School where she leads EDI programming and community engagement.
As a settler to Canada, Erin approaches the work of building equitable and inclusive culture as a listener. She practices listening, as a way to better understand her own privilege and how she might use her privilege to open spaces for equity deserving individuals to speak into, and rebuild, those spaces, systems and policies where they have been historically marginalized. She also approaches the work of building equitable and inclusive culture through her lived experience of being the mother of a child who is neurodiverse. This lived experience has vividly taught her that the intersections that build who we are, and our lived experiences, require that we work together to build systems, institutions and policies that actively seek, and make space for, the full and inclusive participation of diverse community members.
Erin has a deep appreciation of the collaborative and restorative approaches necessary to open spaces, and work alongside equity deserving students, staff, and faculty to build welcoming and equitable communities. She has expertise in Implementation Science and Evaluation, and has used this expertise to implement and design research and programming focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Gender-Based-Violence (GBV); student skill acquisition; and student mental health and wellbeing. Erin has experience developing frameworks to address embedded culture, and is passionate about developing and evolving culture to support organizational strategy.
Prior to joining Ivey, Erin was Director of Research, Assessment and Planning (Student Experience), at Western University. Erin completed her PhD in Geography at Western University. She sits on London’s Safe Cities Advisory Committee, the LGTBQ+ Provincial Thriving Advisory Committee, and is a winner of several awards, including Western University’s Award of Excellence.
October 11th, 2023
Dr. Erin Huner discusses how examining system design and expectations is crucial to addressing inequity and explores how universal design thinking enables the creation of inclusive spaces.Read Story