Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Brenda Taylor
Human Rights Office
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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 Yes

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

Mandate: The mandate of the University Equity Advisory Committee is to act as an advisory body to the Director, Human Rights and Equity.

• To provide advice on ways to raise the awareness of the campus community about equity issues
• To advise the Director, Human Rights and Equity on the development of goals, plans and timetables for implementing employment equity at Simon Fraser University
• To provide advice on the review and analysis of formal and informal employment practices, policies and procedures at Simon Fraser University
• To recommend strategies to identify and eliminate practices which may have the effect of being discriminatory
• To assist the Director, Human Rights and Equity in drafting and updating policies with regard to employment equity at the University
• To bring forward concerns that committee members and their organizations or the designated group members they represent have regarding the continuing implementation of employment equity programs
• To act as an advocacy group for equity issues at Simon Fraser University

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 ---
Staff Yes
Faculty ---
Administrators ---

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

SFU's library has compiled resources on Intercultural Communication and Diversity, which can be found at the URL below.

The Intercultural Students' Association offers intercultural competency for any student services staff.

Indigenous cultural training is offered through Health and Counselling Services and the Indigenous Student Centre to the campus community.

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

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