Here we would like to present some articles and talks that focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion in academia.
Webinars, talks, and podcasts
What I Wish My Professor Knew | Stanford's student-run First-Generation and/or Low-Income Partnership (FLIP)
Open education is grounded in Western understandings of ownership, protocol, and accessibility. Often open education has a goal of making all knowledges available for all peoples. Within Canadian copyright law is tension with Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. The open education community must carefully consider Indigenous knowledges and self-determination, which are deeply rooted in community-defined ethics and protocols and do not fit into ordinary academic contexts. This session (May 24, 2022) explored some of the concerns around open educational resources (OER) and Indigenous knowledges while using Indigenous worldviews to better understand how Indigenous knowledges can be respectfully incorporated into OER.
View the session recording and resources here: https://bccampus.ca/event/indigenous-open-educational-resources-respectf...
The public symposium of the inaugural Inter-Institutional Forum of the Scarborough National Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education co-hosted by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University was held on May 14, 2022.
Community Making and Black Flourishing Through the Scarborough Charter contributes to the ongoing work and commitments by both universities to combat anti-Black racism and promote Black flourishing at our institutions and in the wider community. The symposium also serves to illustrate to a national audience how the goals of the Scarborough Charter are being interpreted locally.
Watch the symposium online: https://events.ubc.ca/towards-black-flourishing/
Over the last year, UBC has launched a series of initiatives addressing systemic racism within our community, including forming an Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force. Since beginning its work in March 2021, the ARIE Task Force has made a series of interim recommendations to address the many forms of systemic racism and to promote inclusive excellence at UBC.
On April 22, the ARIE Task Force released its final report, which delivers 54 recommendations focused on students, faculty, and staff as well as Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour. Watch the recording of the event: https://antiracism.ubc.ca/2022/04/22/arie-tf-report-launch/
Cultivating Inclusive Experiences In Our Classrooms, Curriculum, and on Our Campuses | Dr. Viji Sathy (Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work. The course material will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples.
The Torchbearers | UBC First Generation Students Union (FGSU)
UBC First Generation Students Union (FGSU) presents The Torchbearers, a podcast that highlights the narratives of first-generation university students and faculty members at UBC. In each episode, we invite first-generation individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives to address challenges and interventions for the inclusion of first-generation individuals in both academic and work environments at UBC.
Normalizing Disability Begins in School | Joseph Schneiderwind | TEDxMSUDenver
Where are all the Black people? Underrepresentation in the Academy | UBC speaker series
- How five researchers fared after their ‘great resignation’ from academia (Nature Career Feature)
- Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable (Nature Geoscience)
- How geoscientists are making their field more welcoming (Nature Career Feature)
- Geoscientists excluded (Nature Geoscience)
- Mental health of graduate students sorely overlooked (Nature Career Feature)
- Aspects of Large-Enrollment Online College Science Courses That Exacerbate and Alleviate Student Anxiety (Life Sciences Education)
- First-year graduate courses foster inclusion (Nature Geoscience)
- How I tackled post-PhD imposter syndrome (Nature Career Column)
- Gendered Performance Gaps in an Upper-Division Biology Course: Academic, Demographic, Environmental, and Affective Factors (CBE—Life Sciences Education)
- Avoiding gender bias in reference writing (The University of Arizona)
- To advance equality for women, use the evidence (Nature World View)
- Students’ Reflections on Remote Learning - Results from student focus group sessions conducted in June of 2021
- Detour-Spotting (cultural bridges to justice)
- Responses to 10 Common Criticisms of Anti-Racism Action in STEM (publication link here)
- More Than Personal Communication: Templates for Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
- Academic Citations Evolve to Include Indigenous Oral Teachings
- Indigenization as inclusion, reconciliaion, and decolonization: navigating the different visions for indigenizing the Canadian Academy (AlterNative)
- Colour me better: fixing figures for colour blindness (Nature Technology Feature)
- Broadening the Equity Lens for STEM Teacher Education: The Invisibility of Disability (AAAS-ARISE)
- How Advocating for Accessibility in the Field Builds a Culture of STEM Inclusion (AAAS-IUSE)
- Designing for Difference: Conceptualizing and Planning for Variations in Learners’ Needs, Abilities, and Interests (AAAS-IUSE)
- Beyond Diversity - A short article written by some of UBC’s Equity & Inclusion Office colleagues related to creating inclusive work environments
- Academia’s ableist mindset needs to change (Nature Career Feature)
- Bringing the Field into the Classroom: Using Story Maps as an Inclusive Component of Virtual Field Experiences for Beginning Students (AAAS-IUSE)
- How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive (CHE)
- Highlighting altruism in geoscience careers aligns with diverse US student ideals better than emphasizing working outdoors (Nature Communications Earth & Environment)
- Ten simple rules towards healthier research labs (PLOS Computational Biology)
- Reframing Funding Strategies to Build Reciprocity (EOS)
- Ten ways to improve academic CVs for fairer research assessment (Nature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications)