Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.63
Liaison Dwayne Doornbosch
Submission Date June 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

Langara College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.33 / 2.00 Daryl Smith
Director Internationalization
Indigenous Education and Services
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

Langara’s People and Culture Department have recently hired an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor (EDI Advisor). The EDI Advisor will be working with the Centre for Intercultural Engagement (CIE) to develop a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) framework for the entire College, focused on both students and employees. The development of the JEDI framework is part of the 2025 Strategic Plan for Langara College.

In addition, CIE has embarked on a project to develop 5-10 principles that can be used internally to conduct core business, support, celebrate and engage in dialogue with other members on the Vice-President, External (VPE) team. The VPE portfolio includes Continuing Studies, Institutional Research, Langara Global, Indigenous Education and Services, Communications and Marketing, The Langara Foundation, and the Centre for Intercultural Engagement. A working group has been established, and draft terms of reference have been developed.

General information regarding Langara College's Internationalization Strategy can be found at: https://langara.ca/about-langara/intercultural-initiatives/index.html


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

1) Employee Intercultural Engagement Certificate Program

In Spring 2020 the Centre for Intercultural Engagement began piloting an intercultural engagement credential that provides employees with an opportunity to engage intercultural and Indigenous content. Additionally, the Centre for Intercultural Engagement (CIE) is working with Continuing Studies to develop a credential in this area. The credential is being delivered in four phases and is designed as a cohort model.

Learning Outcomes:
• knowledge of our relationship to Musqueam land and protocol;
• how our identities and positionalities intersect; 
• the value and practice of inclusion;  
• intercultural communication and practical intercultural skills.

2) 2IQ2 – Introduction to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Intercultural Spaces

This training course is designed for students, student leaders, and student workers at the College. The course is divided into three levels, each consisting of six modules. With a foundation in developing intercultural skills, the course focuses on topics of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Level 1 of the course was piloted in fall 2020 and spring 2021 with approximately 75-100 students in total from the following programs:

• Student employees: (VOLT, Peer Supported Learning (PSL) and IE Student Ambassadors)
• Library Tech (COIL-VE)
• Journalism (COIL-VE)
• Recreation management (COIL-VE)
• International Education Volunteer Program (IEVP) cohort


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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