Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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University of Victoria
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Grace Wong Sneddon
Director Academic Leadership Initiatives and Advisor to the Provost on Diversity and Equity
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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?:
Yes

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 role of UVic's Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Diversity is to create a welcoming and diverse learning, teaching and working environment by contributing funding for equity projects and events, coordinating and communicating equity and diversity across campus, and providing advice and information to units on the dynamic and changing landscape of equity, diversity, and human rights current practices, policies and new legislation. The position also chairs a Diversity and Equity Steering Committee. See: http://www.uvic.ca/vpacademic/administrators/diversity/.
The UVic Equity and Human Rights Office provides leadership in the development and coordination of plans, policies and procedures which support the university's organizational and legislative commitments to provide equitable access to and participation in employment and educational opportunities. It also oversees the University Human Rights Committee. See: http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/home/team.htm.


The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:
6

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:

UVic's Equity and Human Rights office offers workshops and talks on a variety of topics including creating inclusive spaces, anti-oppression training, intersectionality, human rights, personal harassment and bullying and sexual harassment, see: http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/workshops.htm.
The Equity and Diversity office hosts an annual Diversity Research Forum with various themes related to exploring opportunities for dialogue ad having critical conversations related to diversity. The 2014 forum's theme is "Arts, Allies and Activism", see: http://www.uvic.ca/diversityforum/.

UVic makes cultural competance trainings and activities available to students, staff and faculty through a variety of means. For example, chairs, deans and directors (including senior leaders) all receive robost training on how to recruit widely and broadly with a view to increasing diversity. Students receive cultural awareness training, "Indigenous Ways of Knowing" in faculties such as Social Work, Nursing Education and Child and Youth Care.


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

In 2013, UVic was named one of Canada's top diversity employers for the second year in a row in a national competition. It was recognized for a variety of initiatives including managing a mental health task force that organizes awareness events throughout the year, maintaining a diversity and equity steering committee and hosting an annual diversity research forum. See: http://communications.uvic.ca/releases/tip.php?date=20022013#1437.

The role of UVic's Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Diversity is to create a welcoming and diverse learning, teaching and working environment by contributing funding for equity projects and events, coordinating and communicating equity and diversity across campus, and providing advice and information to units on the dynamic and changing landscape of equity, diversity, and human rights current practices, policies and new legislation. The position also chairs a Diversity and Equity Steering Committee, and hosts an annual Diversity Research Forum open to students, faculty, staff and community members. See: http://www.uvic.ca/vpacademic/administrators/diversity/.

The UVic Equity and Human Rights Office provides leadership in the development and coordination of plans, policies and procedures which support the university's organizational and legislative commitments to provide equitable access to and participation in employment and educational opportunities. It also oversees the University Human Rights Committee. See: http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/home/team.htm.

UVic makes cultural competance trainings and activities available to students, staff and faculty through a variety of means. For example, chairs, deans and directors (including senior leaders) all receive robost training on how to recruit widely and broadly with a view to increasing diversity. Students receive cultural awareness training, "Indigenous Ways of Knowing" in faculties such as Social Work, Nursing Education and Child and Youth Care.

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