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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Into Action: Discussion and Action Planning Phase


Many of VIU’s strategic planning initiatives include core commitments to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - values which lie at the heart of our vision for our community. In addition, we have signed on to Universities Canada’s “Inclusive Excellence Principles” and the Dimensions Charter, and have received support from the Federal Tri-Agencies, to help us advance our equity, diversity and inclusion goals. 

During 2019 and early 2020, VIU conducted a comprehensive environmental scan which provided a snapshot of our current Equity, Diversity and Inclusion situation.

Environmental Scan Results

The results of the initial VIU Equity, Diversity and Inclusion environmental scan have now been summarized, and are available to the VIU community for review:

Into Action: Discussion and Action Planning Phase

Guided by principles of Transparency, Accountability, Evidence-Based Action, and Intentionality, we are inviting all members of the VIU community to review the environmental scan results above, and join us in discussion, as we move into the next phase: Moving into action, to improve the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion experience of all our community members, through consideration of:

  • Institutional systems, policies, and structures;
  • Competency and awareness building, dialogues and training;
  • Recruitment/promotion/retention, pay equity strategies to enhance our diversity, and
  • The lived experience of our campus community members.

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