As one of the four change goals of the StEAR Framework, we’re working to promote locally and globally relevant and responsive ways of learning, knowing, and translating knowledge through equitable and anti-racist teaching, research, and community-engagement programs and pedagogies.
Objectives and actions
2.1 Improve the academic and learning experiences of HPSM students, including Black, racialized, disabled, 2SLGBTQIA+, Trans and Gender Non-binary (TGNB), and women-identified students.
|A||Review teaching and learning funding programs to promote anti-racism efforts|
|B||Review and remedy bias/discrimination in invigilation systems and processes|
|C||Review and redress inequities/barriers to accessibility related to racialized student and HPSM student participation in experiential learning opportunities|
|D||Work with partners to foster discrimination-free experiential learning environments, particularly for racialized students|
|E||Develop educational resources on gender diversity and inclusion in the classroom|
|F||Establish a protocol for name choice at every stage of the academic journey|
2.2 Enhance capacity to diversify curriculum and ways of learning, as well as to engage equitable, inclusive and anti-racist academic programs and pedagogy.
|A||Incorporate EDI in program review criteria for cyclical Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA)|
|B||Review and enhance, where needed, resources to incorporate EDI in academic programs and pedagogy|
|C||Establish grants and awards to create and curate anti-oppressive/anti-racist curricular content|
|D||Establish incentives for faculty participation in anti-racist educational activity|
|E||Develop resources on racio-linguistic diversity and discrimination counter-pedagogy|
|F||Enhance regular unit reviews of academic program curricula with an eye to improve consciousness and responsiveness to race-related, transgender and non-binary, and disability justice inequities|
2.3 Enhance capacity to diversify scholarship and ways of knowing, as well as to engage in equitable, inclusive, anti-racist, and decolonial research programs and methodology.
|A||Pilot online course on integrated EDI in research programs, with associated resources|
|B||Develop a guide to integrating EDI in research programs and methodology|
|C||Develop a guide to equitable nomination and adjudication of research chairs and awards|
|D||Develop centralized and accessible digital repository of resources for EDI in research|
|E||Establish Canada Research Chair (CRC) connections and mentorship Program|
|F||Revise the CRC Appointments Guide|
|G||Pilot a project to enhance equitable CRC processes and outcomes, especially for disabled scholars|
|H||Pilot an Employment Equity Advisor Training Program for CRC processes (scale up to faculty hiring)|
|I||Develop a CRC start-up package menu for offer negotiation, including designated grant support|
|J||Leverage CRCs for recruitment and retention of HPSM scholars, and particularly Black scholars|
|K||Explore and continue to enhance grant support for CRCs|