Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.07
Liaison Erin Akins
Submission Date March 5, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Saskatchewan
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
0.83 / 2.00 Erin Akins
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Yes

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

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

The Diversity and Inclusion Consultant provides leaders with expertise related to diversity and inclusion to ensure that leaders are successful in developing and implementing diversity plans and contributing to the creation of an inclusive university community. This includes integrating and engaging with other units and fostering work environments that enable diversity and inclusion. The Diversity and Inclusion Consultant reports to the director responsible for recruitment and development initiatives within Human Resources.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Diversity Workshops for Staff -- A Self-Reflection on Diversity
Over 1400 people have participated in this workshop. It is intended to increase self-awareness of personal thought patterns and behaviors; discover how assumptions, unconscious bias and stereotypes show up in our workplace; begin to think about our vision of diversity and inclusion at the U of S.

Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Sessions – This four part model helps leaders explore their ability to drive an inclusive culture that enjoys the benefits of increased engagement, collaboration, and creativity. Approx. 170 leaders have participated.

Indigenous Voices Program
The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness supports a variety of faculty and curriculum development initiatives related to decolonizing and Indigenizing education. The Indigenous Voices program aims to raise awareness of Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary issues, and decolonization. The program includes Ceremony, extended learning opportunities through wāskamisiwin seminars (Plains Cree for "the act of becoming more aware"), a public talk, a conference and support to decolonize and Indigenize curricula.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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