EDI fundamentals & your research (Part 2) – Strategies for implementation

  • May 20
  • Virtual

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Competencies around equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important in all of our contexts at UFV – including in how we do research.

On a national level, research organizations and funders increasingly require that applicants demonstrate a strong understanding of EDI and comprehensive plans to include EDI principles in all of their work. Gwen Hill, a national consultant on EDI in research, has graciously accepted an invitation to present two workshops for us on May 18 and May 20.

REGISTER AT: https://edi-in-research-trainings.eventbrite.com

The UFV Research Office team welcomes all members of the UFV community who are engaged with research at any level – and those who aren’t, but want to be – to join these crucial conversations. (These webinars are additive, so while you will benefit from attending one or the other, you will benefit more from taking both.)

About the workshops
Tue, May 18, 2021 (10-11:30am PST) – EDI fundamentals & your research (Part 1): Context and foundations

This 90-minute session will provide foundations of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and how they impact, and are impacted by research and teaching. You will learn:

– foundations and definitions of EDI-related frameworks,
– the case for EDI in research,
– origins and current state of EDI in Canada’s post-secondary environment, and
– how intersectional issues impact the research environment and classrooms.

You will leave this workshop with tools to self-assess your readiness to deal with microaggressions and unconscious bias.

Thu, May 20, 2021 (11:30am-1pm pst) – EDI fundamentals & your research (Part 2): Strategies for implementation

In this 90-minute session, you will learn how to develop comprehensive EDI plans for your research proposals. Gwen will build upon the foundations from the earlier session, and provide specific strategies to embed EDI into your research. You will learn:

– how to build practical strategies for building diverse research projects and teams,
budgeting for EDI,
– designing inclusive research environments, and
– creating EDI frameworks that are explicit, achievable, and measurable.

About the speaker

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Gwen Hill (she/her) is of Scottish, English, and French heritage, and is grateful to reside on the lands of the Tseycum First Nations. She is passionate about building truly safe and inclusive places to live, work, and learn. As the Manager of EDI in Research, Gwen’s work at Royal Roads focuses on the intersections of research and equity. Gwen holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on intergenerational communication, and a certificate in Inclusive Leadership.

About the organizer

The UFV Office of Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies (“REGS” or “UFV Research Office”) supports the research and scholarly endeavours of the UFV community. Learn more about what we do and connect with us:

– Visit //ufv.ca/research
– Subscribe to our UFV research newsletter (1 issue monthly)
– Follow @UFVresearch on Twitter and Facebook
– Contact our team

What topics related to EDI and research would you like to see in future workshops or guest presentations? Let us know at regs[at]ufv.ca!

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