Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.88
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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University of Ontario Institute of Technology
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Melissa Mirowski
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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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:

The Student Experience Centre’s Indigenous Student Services are committed to supporting interested, incoming and current indigenous students at UOIT. The services and programs offered by the Student Experience Centre are designed to support a successful transition to post-secondary education and help students have the best possible experience at UOIT. These services are equally available to staff and faculty.

Services and programs include:

Access to a Traditional Knowledge Keeper.
Connections to the indigenous community.
Counselling and traditional supports.
Cultural advising for indigenous and non-indigenous students, staff and faculty.
Inclusive monthly programing including traditional ceremonies and crafting workshops.
Transitional supports for prospective indigenous students such as application, admissions, scholarship and bursary assistance.
Welcoming study space.

There are two inclusive spaces available on campus through the Indigenous Centre to support student success. The UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre is located at 151 Athol Street in downtown Oshawa, Ontario and includes a fully functional kitchen, study space and resource room. There is also an Indigenous Centre in the U5 Building at the north Oshawa location. This space includes a study area, lounge and kitchenette.

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:

This is currently done when we receive requests to do so. Staff from the Student Experience Centre conduct the sessions. There is no set descriptions as sessions are developed based on the identified need.

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

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