A new case study library hosted by the UBC Equity & Inclusion offers a promising and growing list of examples of how departments and units are advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across UBC.
The library has been launched as a way to support UBC units and departments by providing some practical examples of how others across the university are advancing EDI. The library seeks to draw out transferable lessons-learned which units might be able to apply in their own contexts, even when working on different initiatives.
The initial six case studies are drawn from presentations that have been made at past meetings of the EDI Action Network. They were originally selected for presentation to the network as representative of the breadth of different types of initiatives that are advancing EDI and to show how units and departments have worked proactively to identify what initiatives are most relevant and useful in their own contexts.
Some of the case studies demonstrate how the units involved leveraged Activating inclusion Toolkit tools and guides, and all case studies contributed to specific Inclusion Action Plan goals, including: recruitment, retention, and success, learning, research and engagement, and system change.
The following case studies have been published to date:
- Supporting diverse prospective graduate students through a mentorship program in the Department of Psychology
- Building a more inclusive Arts Co-operative Education Program
- Working with students to systematically address EDI at the UBC Wellness Centre
- Incorporating EDI into the faculty merit process at the School of Biomedical Engineering
- Engaging alumni to build a more diverse student body in the Department of Computer Science
- Engaging faculty to embed equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Department of Civil Engineering
EIO will continue to add examples of promising and inspirational efforts to the case study library. The case studies will aim to represent efforts across each of the IAP goals.
As we continue to refine how the case studies are structured and presented, let us know if you have suggestions, ideas or other feedback.
If you are interested in submitting a case study for consideration, please ensure your example contributes to one or more Inclusion Action Plan goals.
To learn more, share your feedback, or express interest in showcasing your project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.