Our Pillars

There are three pillars that ground the work of PDCE:
Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Indigeneity.


Equity and Diversity are important to academic success and student well-being. Professional Development and Community Engagement provides inclusion and social justice-oriented programs that inspire a culture of belonging and respect for all. We support the development of educational programs and pedagogies that include people of all abilities and recognize that inclusive communities enrich the lives of all citizens.

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We recognize that to create inclusive environments our programs and services need to be accessible to those with disabilities. Our staff have taken leadership roles in researching and implementing ways to enhance web usability for learners of all abilities. We are committed to continually improving the accessibility of our programs whether it is through online mediums or our in-person, face-to-face programming.

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We recognize and acknowledge that we learn and work on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. Our students, staff and faculty benefit from the rich history and learnings shared by local Knowledge Keepers.

Professional Development and Community Engagement provides programs and resources that support and develop Indigenous worldviews and perspectives through innovative teaching, research and community connections. We are inspired by regional First Nations leadership to transform educational paradigms through Indigenous practices, vision and content.

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