Holding ourselves accountable
Transparency and accountability are vital components of systemic change. Below you will find key documents and reports that track the current climate of equity, diversity and inclusion at SFU. These reports will guide our efforts as we develop new strategies and tools.
Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education
SFU is one of more than 40 universities and colleges across Canada that have officially signed the Scarborough Charter, vowing to redress anti-Black racism and foster Black inclusion in higher education.
History and Context
Read about the history and context of EDI efforts at SFU and see a summary of compiled recommendations.
In November 2019, SFU’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative launched its first Diversity Meter, a survey designed to help us better understand and serve the unique faculty and staff of our community. The results of this survey have been summarized in a report by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) and are now available to view in full below.
Reconciliation at SFU
On October 16, 2017, the SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council presented a report to President Andrew Petter that outlined 34 calls to action—ways for SFU to strengthen its commitment to the reconciliation process. SFU’s progress on each of these calls to action, as well as SFU’s first Reconciliation report, can be found at SFU Reconciliation.
2018 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report
In 2018, SFU’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic, commissioned a community conversation process to understand the perspective of the SFU community on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. What was shared in those sessions has now been captured in a report authored by Kim Hart, Special Advisor to the Provost on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.