Supporting diverse prospective graduate students through a mentorship program in the Department of Psychology
August 31, 2022
The program was inspired based on research that has found that a good mentor is one of the key predictors of success in the field of Psychology, both academically and professionally. Leadership chose this particular program to increase diversity within the field and to support students as they navigate the stressful and complicated process of applying to graduate school, while at the same time increasing the EDI knowledge and skills of the current members of the department who participated in the program as mentors.
August 17, 2022
The University of British Columbia’s School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) has a Respect, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Committee composed of faculty, staff, and students that meets monthly. As a new School, the School Director and the SBME leadership has worked to instill EDI as a part of the School’s culture from its beginnings. The SBME embarked on an initiative to promote EDI within their faculty to combat the historical under-representation of women, and other minorities, in engineering.
August 17, 2022
The Committee for Outreach, Diversity, and Equity (CODE) has sought to incorporate EDI values into the department outreach process to increase enrollment of women and marginalized groups in the department. For the purpose of this case study, the focus will be on UBC’s computer science department’s implementation and success with alumni engagement.