The Provost’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative has partnered with the SFU Library to develop an EDI resource guide. This EDI guide is made up of curated resources to help you think more deeply about EDI and understand how these concepts are central to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive SFU community.
Here are some materials to get you started:
Diversity involves respect. Diversity is a respectful acknowledgement of the many ways in which we are different. At the heart of diversity is an invitation to learn more about different world views, philosophies, practices and ways of being. It is about moving beyond simple tolerance to authentically engaging the rich differences of each of us. It is about understanding each other.
It’s Time to Listen, Talk and Reflect Conversation Tools
Here are some guides and tools to encourage and support conversations around the ideas of belonging, inclusion, fairness and respect at SFU, including:
EDI Resource Guide
Reconciliation; SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council Reports and Updates
- Quarterly Report, Reconciliation at SFU (Spring, 2018)
- Quarterly Report, Reconciliation at SFU (Summer, 2018)
- Walk This Path With Us (SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council, 2017)
- Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions (BC Campus, 2018)
- Accessible Events Checklist (SFU EDI Initiative, Office of the VP Academic and Provost)
- Mentoring Works (WWEST, 2013)
- Microaggressions (WWEST, 2015)
- Trans and Gender Diverse Guide to SFU (SFSS Out On Campus, 2017 - currently being reviewed and updated)
- I'll Use Your Pronoun, No Big Deal (NBD Campaign, 2018)
- Queer Terminology - from A-Q (Qmunity, 2013)
- Student Support Resources (SFU EDI Initiative, Office of the VP Academic and Provost)
Join in the community conversation about belonging, inclusion, fairness and respect at SFU.
Principles Guiding Community Conversations at SFU
- Our hope is to be clear about the objectives, scope, outcomes, and parameters of these conversations, including any constraints or boundaries.
- Strive to use outreach methods that are accessible and inviting to all community members.
- Reach out to a wide diversity of people, groups, and organizations.
- Invite university community members to participate in person, online, in groups, or as individuals.
- Seek input when designing engagement opportunities.
- Provide participants with information that is objective, clear, and accurate, in a variety of formats and in a timely manner.
- Apply inclusive event planning principles.
Establish a welcoming and supportive environment for participants
- Set expectations for respectful dialogue.
- Acknowledge emotional trauma and provide information about support.
- Address concerns about privacy.
Establish Expectations for Engagement in Conversations
- Use active listening.
- Be aware of one’s social position and privilege.
- Recognize and acknowledge the difficult nature of the discussions and the personal levels of disclosure.
- Ensure time is provided for respectful engagement thorough listening, speaking, reflecting, and discussing.