Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Grace Wong Sneddon
Director Academic Leadership Initiatives and Advisor to the Provost on Diversity and Equity
VPAC
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
No

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

N/A


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

UVic conducts regular assessments of students with a disability and identifies the academic accomodations that may help the student in a learning environment. (See: http://www.uvic.ca/services/rcsd/home/assessments/index.php and http://www.uvic.ca/services/rcsd/services/academic/index.php). A research project on the needs and resources necessary to support Aboriginal students at UVic has been published (See: http://www.uvic.ca/services/indigenous/assets/docs/lenonet/UVic_LENONETsummary_2010.pdf), the results of which inform the support services offered by the LE'NONET program and the Office of Indigenous Affairs (See: http://www.uvic.ca/services/indigenous/programs/index.php).

Also, in early 2013, a comprehensive student survey assessing health and wellbeing (National College Health Assessment - NCHA) was conducted with 1,400 students responding. Preliminary results are available with more detailed analysis being conducted and recommendations being developed. (See page 12 of this report: http://www.uvic.ca/services/health/assets/docs/UHS-final-annual-report-2013.pdf).


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

Each year UVic submits a report to the BC Human Rights Tribunal on our Employment Equity program (http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/statistics.htm). UVic also tracks statistics on equity and human rights complaints. (http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/statistics.htm). Each academic unit also submits an integrated planning report to the Provost that includes data on staff and facult from the following under-represented groups: 1) women 2) people of color 3) Indigenous 4) with a disability 5) LGBQ. Departments with a limited employee diversity are consulted by the Diversity Office to assist in overcoming any barriers that exist.

New employees at UVic are given an opportunity to complete an Employment Equity Survey, the results of which are used to assist with internal employment equity plannning and reporting. Equity reporting is done annually as part of the Federal Contractor's Program that requires the university to report membership of employees in four categories: 1) women 2) Aboriginal 3) persons with a disability and 4) members of a visible minority. See: http://www.uvic.ca/vpacademic/administrators/diversity/equity-reporting/index.php.


Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
No

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

N/A


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

The UVic Strategic Plan states in Objectives 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 demonstrate the university's commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of outstanding students, faculty and staff. Equity Planning and Reporting is an integral part of ensuring these objectives are met. Each year,
A list of university policies related to equity, diversity and human rights can be found here: http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/policies.htm.

Each year UVic submits a report to the BC Human Rights Tribunal on our Employment Equity program (http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/statistics.htm). UVic also tracks statistics on equity and human rights complaints. (http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/statistics.htm). Each academic unit also submits an integrated planning report to the Provost that includes data on staff and faculty from the following under-represented groups: 1) women 2) people of color 3) Indigenous 4) with a disability 5) LGBQ. Departments with limited employee diversity are consulted by the Diversity Office to assist in overcoming any barriers that exist.

New employees at UVic are given an opportunity to complete an Employment Equity Survey, the results of which are used to assist with internal employment equity planning and reporting. Equity reporting is done annually as part of the Federal Contractor's Program that requires the university to report membership of employees in four categories: 1) women 2) Aboriginal 3) persons with a disability and 4) members of a visible minority. See: http://www.uvic.ca/vpacademic/administrators/diversity/equity-reporting/index.php.

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