We strive towards an inclusive climate and culture that supports, encourages, and empowers the full spectrum of ideas, perspectives, and talents irrespective of personal identity and background.
The onboarding steps for new students include the completion of mandatory courses for a respectful workplace environment. We also offer Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) best practice training for all members to bring awareness of barriers for women and visible minorities, in close consultation with individual lab members and their specific needs vis-à-vis the current offer of workshops and seminars (e.g., Building an Inclusive, Positive Space, Addressing Microaggressions).
We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
We are learning - unlearning, listening, and reflecting on:
- Understanding the impact of Canadian colonial policies and practices
- Implementing TRC Calls to Action