- UFV CRC EDI Action Plan 2021
- UFV’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Strategy for raising awareness
- CRC program's EDI requirements and practices
- 2019 addendum to the 2006 Canadian Human Rights Settlement Agreement
- CRC program statistics
- UFV EDI stipend progress report
- Contact information for questions about the UFV EDI Action Plan
- Procedures for addressing EDI concerns
- Equity targets and gaps
- Policies and procedures that govern staffing of CRCs
- CRCs program utilization spreadsheet
- Requirements for recruiting and nominating CRCs
- Current internal/external Chair recruitment postings
- Archived Chair recruitment postings
As a British Columbia post-secondary institution located on S’olh Temexw, the traditional territory of the Stó:lō people, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) recognizes the diversity of its population, the importance of creating and implementing equity, and exploring the ways in which inclusion can and should take place. Our efforts require concrete goals and actions if we are to achieve meaningful change. These principles are the foundation of UFV’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan.
With this plan as our foundation, and the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) secretariat guidelines on equity, diversity, and inclusion excellence, we are committed to exceeding the equity targets for chairholder representation from women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and Aboriginal peoples.
UFV is committed to raising awareness of our commitment to EDI and the great benefits of a diverse, equally empowered community to our CRCs and the campus as a whole.
We will continue to engage in communicating the importance of EDI to the community in general and within the CRC program in particular. We will work to raise awareness through the following mechanisms:
- Presentations by the Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies (AVP, REGS) / Director, Research Services and Industry Engagement to the Senate Research Council (SRC), Research Advisory Council (RAC), Faculty Councils and other research related meetings, as well as EDI-related workshops and education opportunities.
- The prioritization of questions around EDI and Indigenization in our research strategic planning process.
- Appointment of an EDI sub-committee of the RAC.
- Posting information on UFV’s CRC EDI Action Plan on our website, and communicating details to RAC, SRC, and through the REGS newsletter.
- Overviews and detailed processes on all aspects of CRC recruitment and training, including templates, forms, and checklists to assist CRC recruitment committees.
Contact info for questions about the UFV EDI Action Plan
UFV’s new Director, EDI is in the process of creating a robust and confidential process to address complaints and offer advice, assessment and assistance related to discrimination and harassment on prohibited grounds.
In the interim, a person who believes that they have experienced discrimination or harassment based on a prohibited ground of discrimination, sexual harassment, or personal harassment can direct their concerns to: Sundeep Hans, Director, EDI, Sundeep.Hans@ufv.ca.
The AVP, REGS is responsible for tracking and monitoring EDI concerns associated with the CRC program at UFV.
Gap (# of Chairs)
* value withheld because number is less than 5 to protect the privacy of chairholders
The following policies support EDI in the hiring of CRCs:
- Policy 143 Appointment, Promotion, Suspension and Termination
- Policy 142 Conflict of Interest
- Policy 18 Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment Prevention
- Policy 16 Educational and Employment Equity
- Policy BRP-225.04 Labour Relations Management, Board Policy
- Policy 52 Faculty Qualifications
- Policy BRP-201.02 Harassment, Sexualized Violence, Discrimination, and Physical or Emotional Abuse Prevention and Resolution, Board Policy
- Policy 236 Prevention, Education and Response to Sexualized Violence
- Policy BRP-225.06 Safe Disclosure, Board Policy
- Policy 223 Safe Disclosure
- Policy 218 Workplace Violence Prevention
- None at this time.