CRC Public Accountability and Transparency

Public accountability and transparency

The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to the federal government’s policies on non-discrimination and employment equity for the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples) as well as the LGBTQ2+ communities and individuals with intersectional identities, and has endorsed the Tri-council Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada Charter and the Universities Canada Inclusive Excellence Principles.

EDI concerns received by UNBC are monitored and addressed according to UNBC's Harassment and Discrimination Policy and the UNBC Faculty Association Collective Agreement (Article 11) in place.


UNBC CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

The UNBC Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan has been developed by Office of Research and Innovation and Human Resources staff along with members of senior administration, has been endorsed by the President and is a work in progress with several processes currently under review. As such, as part of our community consultation process, please send any feedback on the UNBC CRC EDI Action Plan via research@unbc.ca. This feedback will be reviewed by the CRC EDI Working Group and taken into consideration for plan modification.


Action Plan summary

The following CRCP public accountability and transparency requirements can be found in the UNBC CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan:

  • Strategy to raise awareness within the institution of its commitments to and the benefits of equity, diversity and inclusion (page 3).
  • Governance plan for the approval of the CRC EDI Action Plan (page 3).
  • Collection of equity data and current distribution of Chairs (page 19).
  • UNBC's equity targets and gaps for each of the four designated groups (page 20).
  • Description of how EDI concerns received by the institution are monitored and addressed, and reported to senior management (page 21).

EDI concerns received by UNBC are monitored and addressed according to UNBC's Harassment and Discrimination Policy and the UNBC Faculty Association Collective Agreement (Article 11) in place.

UNBC's Equity in Employment Policy and the UNBC Faculty Association Collective Agreement govern the staffing of Canada Research Chair positions at UNBC, along with CRCP policies.


CRC Unconscious Bias Training Module

This interactive module is designed to promote an understanding of unconscious bias and how it can affect the peer review process. It will also provide strategies for mitigating bias during the review process.


Resources

Further information regarding CRCP's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion requirements and practices can be found on the CRC website.


Contact information

For questions or concerns regarding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Public Accountability and Transparency at UNBC please contact:

Dr. Geoff Payne, Interim President and Chancellor
president@unbc.ca
250-960-5600