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Equity action planning

The Equity Action Plan (EAP) will give UVic a set of universal goals and objectives to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. The plan will also guide different groups within the UVic community as they develop targeted actions.

Share your stories, experience, advice and recommendations to build a plan that will create long-lasting and meaningful change.

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Phase 4 survey

Based on the ideas, stories and feedback we received during the first three phases of engagement, and building on UVic's strategic vision to embed equity in all that we do, the Reflection and Challenge Committee has drafted five universal goals.

We need your feedback as we assess and refine these goals and determine priorities for action.

This survey is closed.

Reflection and Challenge Committee

The Reflection and Challenge Committee members are 25 diverse faculty, staff and students from across the university. They are supporting the co-creation of the Equity Action Plan.

Timeline

Phase 1

Design engagement

(completed Jan. 2022)
Phase 2

What is our desired future?

(completed Feb.-Mar. 2022)
Phase 3

Identifying barriers

(completed Mar. 2022)
Phase 4

Identifying goals & objectives

(April/May 2022)

Phase 1: Design engagement

(completed Jan. 2022)

For our initial engagement, we wanted to know how to best consult our campus community.

We heard overwhelmingly that people want to give their feedback and suggestions for ways to advance equity, diversity and inclusion at UVic. They asked to participate through online surveys as well as face-to-face.

Download the Phase 1 summary

Phase 2: What is our desired future?

(completed Feb.-Mar. 2022)

We invited the UVic community to share with us what it would look like for equity to exist at UVic, what it would take for everyone to have a sense of belonging on campus and what it would require for the university to be truly diverse. 

Read the latest summary report to see the themes that emerged when we envisioned the future of equity, diversity and belonging on campus.

Phase 3: Identifying barriers

(completed Mar. 2022)

We wanted to better understand what barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion exist at UVic so that we can collectively develop strategies to address them. 

In order to do this, we asked our campus community to engage in dialogue and share their stories through Conversation Cafés and an online survey.

Download the Phase 3 summary

Next steps

Action Lab Pilot

Action Labs are an action-oriented approach to tackling complex challenges that require change at the systems level (as opposed to the individual or interpersonal level). Starting in April, Equity and Human Rights will be hosting a pilot to try out this tool and determine its place within the Equity Action Plan. A group of staff, students and faculty will meet twice this spring to identify solution ideas to a barrier identified through the EAP engagement. Stay tuned for more news this summer!

Equity Action Plan Launch

Once Phase 4 engagement closes, we will be reviewing all of the community input to finalize the plan's goals and start developing objectives and actions to move us towards these goals. We are looking forward to sharing the outcome of our collective work this fall with the launch of UVic's first Equity Action Plan.

Questions?

If you want to know more about the Equity Action Plan development process or have questions, send us an email.

Stay updated

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"As the executive leadership team, we are preparing to support, advance and implement an Equity Action Plan that centres the experiences and raises the voices of the individuals and groups who have experienced the greatest barriers at UVic. We are excited about the process and committed to the outcomes."
–Executive Leadership Team, University of Victoria

Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

We invite you to learn about the lands on which UVic stands and on which you are situated. One way to do this is to watch UVic’s territorial acknowledgment video.

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