EDI Background and Groups

SFU launched the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiative in early 2018. The initiative's work is guided by input from the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Group, which is chaired by Kim Hart.

Context and Commitment Statements

The SFU Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiative began and continues to do its work in the context of commitment statements, goals and aspirations, strategic plans, reports, and recommendations, including but not limited to:

1. Strategic Vision (SFU, 2012) and Spring 2018 update

2. Aboriginal Reconciliation Council, Walk This Path With Us (2017)

3. Aboriginal Strategic Plan (2013-2018)

4. Faculty Salary Equity Report (2016) and Summer 2019 update

5. CRC Action Plan (SFU, Dec 2017)

6. Strategic Research Plan (2016-2020)

7. 5-Year Academic Plan (2019-2024) and previous 2013-2018 plan

8. SFU Student Services - Strategic Plan (2018-2021)

9. Student Experience Initiative (2017/2018)

10. SFU's 20 Year Sustainability Vision and Goals (2016)

11. Universities Canada - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Principles and Action Plan (Oct 2017)

12. Universities Canada - Principles on Indigenous Education (June 2015)

SFU Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

Kimberly (Kim) Hart

Role: Special Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Diversity
Email: krhart@sfu.ca

Suman Jiwani

Role: Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Relations, Pro Tem
Email: suman_jiwani@sfu.ca

Rosie Dhaliwal

Role: Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion and Education, Human Resources
Email: rosie_dhaliwal@sfu.ca

Marcia Guno

Role: Director of the Indigenous Students Centre
Email: marcia_guno@sfu.ca

Anisha Arora

Role: Director, Projects, Office of the Vice Provost, Students & International
Email: anisha_arora@sfu.ca

Krisztina Fulop

Role: Research Assistant and Outreach (Co-Op Student) - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Email: edi@sfu.ca

SFU Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group

Kimberly (Kim) Hart

Role: Special Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Diversity

Kumari Beck

Role: Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Co-Director, Centre for Research on International Education (CRIE)

Theresa Burley

Role: Research Project Manager, Institutional Strategic Awards

Lara Campbell

Role: Professor and Department Chair, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

Rosie Dhaliwal

Role: Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion and Education, Human Resources; and Associate Director (Acting), Health Promotion, Health and Counselling Services

Himani Gambhir

Role: Undergraduate Student, Business Administration

Tanu Gamble

Role: Registered Clinical Counsellor, Indigenous Student Centre

Suman Jiwani

Role: Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Faculty Relatons, Pro Tem; and Senior Analyst, Institutional Research and Planning

Ron Johnston

Role: Interim Director, Office for Aboriginal Peoples

Alyssa Montalbano

Role: Post-Doc, Physics

Mirjana Prpa

Role: PhD Candidate, School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Lesley Shannon (on leave)

Role: Associate Professor, School of Engineering Science and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon

Milan Singh

Role: Special Advisor, Undergraduate Programs, FASS

Mitchell Stoddard

Role: Director, Centre for Students with Disabilities

Kimberley Thee

Role: Manager of Student Learning and Leadership, Sustainability Office

Nena Wang

Role: Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology

Heather Williams

Role: Language & Culture Curriculum Coordinator, Work Integrated Learning

Srishti Yadav

Role: Graduate Student, School of Engineering Science

Bonnie Yeung

Role: Director of Faculty Finance, Dean’s Office, FASS

Ex officio members:

Anisha Arora

Role: Director, Projects, Office of the Vice Provost, Students & International

Rosie Dhaliwal

Role: Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion and Education, Human Resources (while Adeline Huynh, Director, EDI Human Resources is on leave)

Marcia Guno

Role: Director, Indigenous Student Centre

Adeline Huynh (on leave)

Role: Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Human Resources)

Suman Jiwani

Role: Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Relations, Pro Tem

Krisztina Fulop

Role: Research Assistant and Outreach (Co-Op Student) - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Advisory Group Terms of Reference

The role of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group is to provide input and advice to the Provost’s Special Advisor on Equity and Diversity about the process and substance of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative, including:

1. The consultation with the university community about equity, diversity and inclusion including the proposed timing, format(s), and process;
2. The communications related to the consultation, including timing and content;
3. The collection of data and information from the university community, including the proposed process, format(s), timing and communications plan for:

A. collecting demographic and other information from faculty, staff and students through a survey or other means;
B. collecting input from community members about gaps and barriers in SFU’s current structure, practices, and policies;
C. collecting input from community members about actions SFU could take to reduce or eliminate barriers and to ensure all of its members are respected, supported and included; and
D. collecting information about existing equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives at SFU, including building and publishing an inventory of existing committees, resources, initiatives, and experts.

4. The process for identifying themes and priorities and for formulating recommendations in the Special Advisor’s Report to the Provost on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
5. The metrics for measuring change.

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