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Dr. Imogen Coe, Embracing Dimensions: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Canadian Post-Secondary System
September 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dr. Imogen Coe
Chemistry and Biology
Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, with reception to follow.
Location: Coach House, Green College, UBC
Option to stay for dinner: $20/person (salad, entree, and dessert or fruit). Please make a reservation (state meat or veg) by noon the business day before by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Embracing Dimensions: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Canadian Post-Secondary System
In recent years, embedding the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into the Canadian post-secondary sector has become a priority, driven, in part, by the expectations of the federal funding agencies with regard to research and through demands for increased accessibility, fairness and inclusion, by under-represented communities (e.g. the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report). Within the research community, a full understanding of sex and gender + based analyses (SGBA+) and EDI, is now expected as a core competency, although relatively little training in theory or application has generally been provided to researchers. Identifying and removing systemic, structural, organizational and institutional barriers to full EDI in academia will require a systems approach, with context-dependent interventions at various levels and, especially, an increased responsibility and accountability of those who have traditionally held much of the balance of power in the academy.