What is EDI?


Equity

We will strive to:

  • Achieve parity in policy, process and outcomes for historically and/or currently underrepresented people or groups
  • Ensure equitable access to opportunities, treatment and outcomes for all learners, faculty and staff
  • Create opportunities and remove barriers in recognition of different histories and starting points of individuals and groups
  • Ensure that our programs prepare learners, faculty and staff to meet the needs of diverse communities locally and globally

 

Diversity

We will strive to:

  • Increase diversity of learners, staff and faculty at all levels (diversity exists)
  • Value the presence of a wide range of human qualities and attributes (diversity is valued)
  • Harness the strengths of diversity to drive innovation and excellence (diversity is leveraged)

 

Inclusion and Belonging

We will strive to:

  • Actively, intentionally and continuously foster an environment that involves underrepresented groups and individuals in processes, activities and decision-making to address inequities in power and privilege
  • Build a respectful and diverse community and atmosphere that ensures welcoming spaces and opportunities to contribute and flourish for all
  • Establish a culture where learners, faculty and staff are recognized, valued, comfortable expressing their thoughts and have the ability to make contributions
  • Contribute to the positive impacts on the wellbeing, experiences and success of our learners, faculty and staff

 

(Adapted from https://equity.ubc.ca/resources/equity-inclusion-glossary-of-terms/)