UNBC’s motto, from the Dakelh (Carrier) Elders, is used to remind us that all people have a voice and a viewpoint. Directly translated as "he/she also lives," and interpreted as "respecting all forms of life," ‘En Cha Hunà encapsulates the spirit of academic freedom, respect for others, and willingness to recognize different perspectives.
UNBC's Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is committed to excellence in research and research training for the benefit of Canadians. Achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is also essential to creating the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to seize opportunities and for responding to global challenges. As such, UNBC is committed to the federal government’s policies on non-discrimination and employment equity and has endorsed the Tri-council Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada Charter.
The following EDI Draft Action Plan has been developed by Office of Research and Human Resources staff along with members of senior administration, has been endorsed by the President and is a work in progress with several processes currently under review. Community consultation including members of the Four Designated Groups (FDG’s) is essential, and is planned for 2019.
SAVE THE DATE - Upcoming UNBC Community Consultation
DATE - June 13th, 2019
TIME: 10am to 2pm (lunch provided)
LOCATION: Conference Centre 6-205/211
We would like input from all perspectives and encourage all faculty, staff and students to attend. In response to the Canada Research Chair program requirements we have drafted an EDI Action Plan that addresses EDI efforts with regards to our CRC’s. This action plan provides a starting point for consultation for EDI initiatives on a broader scale with the UNBC community. Please review the UNBC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan before joining us on June 13th.
Please watch for more information about this consultation including an RSVP and guiding questions for the consultation.
Attendance in person is encouraged where possible otherwise please use the following Bluejeans Connection:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Training and Education
For an introductory presentation on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research please view the following Presentation by Dr. Jacqueline Holler:
CRC Unconscious Bias Training Module: This interactive module is designed to promote an understanding of unconscious bias and how it can affect the peer review process. It will also provide strategies for mitigating bias during the review process. Take the Training