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Event #1188

How Do We Measure Equity?


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

13:30 - 15:00
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AMS Nest - NEST 2306
Career Corner
English | anglais
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In this panel, scholars, experts, and practitioners working in ‘equity, diversity, and inclusion’ positions in the university speak to the challenges and possibilities of evaluation in their work. The speakers discuss the possibilities and limitations of measuring institutional equity work, reflecting on the data that exists (and is accessible) and the data that is needed to engage in meaningful equity work. The speakers will reflect on how they experience and negotiate the necessity for results and deliverables in their equity work and discuss how evaluation impacts the allocation of resources. Furthermore, the panelists will discuss if and how metrics of evaluation and quantifiable data can be used to supplement what is known about injustice and describe individual and systemic barriers to access in the Canadian university while recording and evaluating the impact or success of institutional equity efforts. 
Dr. Minelle Mahtani, University of British Columbia 
Dr. Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Simon Fraser University 
Dr. Arig al Shaibah, McMaster University 
Shirley Nakata (LLB), University of British Columbia.
Moderator: William Thompson (UBC)