EVENT CANCELLED: Equity and Inclusion Survey Town Hall
Jonah Berean-Dutcher & Ingrid Stairs
-- This event is cancelled for Thursday, April 28th --
In 2020, the Physics and Astronomy (PHAS) Equity and Inclusion Committee at UBC conducted a Departmental Climate Survey to identify current issues in the department and to provide recommendations to create a more welcoming workplace. The responses to this survey strengthen our understanding of the demographics and diversity of experiences in PHAS, which are key to determining how we can make the Department more inclusive. In the following years, various new projects have been started to address the issues highlighted by the survey results.
This colloquium will feature a short presentation of the survey results from Dept. Head Colin Gay and Deputy Dept. Head Ingrid Stairs, followed by a town hall-style discussion focused on the future directions our department will be making in order to promote a more inclusive environment.
The survey report is now available on the PHAS internal site (link here), and we encourage everyone to review the findings and recommendations.
In the coming weeks and months, the Equity and Inclusion Committee will also be hosting a series of additional discussion forums with various groups (grads, staff, etc.) in the department. These will provide opportunities, in addition to the town hall event this Thursday, for others to share their thoughts and experiences in smaller settings.