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 for the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples) as well as the LGBTQ2+ communities and individuals with intersectional identities, and has endorsed the Tri-council Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada Charter and the Universities Canada Inclusive Excellence Principles.
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
The Equity Myth by Frances Henry, Enakshi Dua, Carl E. James, Audrey Kobayashi, Peter Li, Howard Ramos, and Malinda S. Smith