Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.19
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 30, 2016
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Selkirk College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Allison Lutz
Instructor, Geography
School of Environment and Geomatics
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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 and equity on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity No

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

The mandate of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee (AAC) is to advise Selkirk College on the overall strategic direction on the development and delivery of Aboriginal programs and initiatives.  The Aboriginal Advisory Committee ensures that Selkirk College remains focused on the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal students.
Some of the activities of the Committee have been the following:
-Oversaw and advised on the completion of the Gathering Place construction, opening celebration, and related projects and fundraising activities;
-Discussed the President’s ongoing  work with Nation governments on developing an Aboriginal Learners Memorandum of Understanding (MOU);
-Discussed  Gathering Place programming into the future to support students and families, community service partnerships, in celebration of culture and tradition and to develop and deliver curriculum;
-Discussed the development of the new BC provincial policy framework and strategy for  BC Aboriginal Post‐secondary and the work required for Selkirk College to participate;
-Provided advice on indigenization and decolonization of Selkirk College programs and services.

The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:

Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

The International Students at Selkirk College host an annual Intercultural Fair on campus. The event is an opportunity for the sharing and learning of the many different cultures represented at Selkirk College. The two hour lunchtime event generally features food from around the world, colourful dance, demonstrations and interactive games. The event is open to the entire campus community.

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:

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