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Pharm Sci Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (EDIAC)
The Pharm Sci Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity Advisory Committee (EDIAC) is responsible for implementing UBC’s policies related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and indigeneity within the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This committee includes representatives from students, faculty and staff.
EDIAC provides advice and updates to the Dean, Assistant Dean and the Senior Management Team (SMT) regarding long-range and strategic EDI initiatives and planning. The EDI Advisory Committee is accountable to the SMT and the Dean. The Committee Chair will provide regular updates to the SMT. EDIAC membership responsibilities include:
- Undertake initiatives (including surveys and consultations) to identify areas in which the Faculty can improve on its EDI activities and bring those to the attention to the Assistant Dean and SMT.
- Providing feedback and advice on equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives proposed by the Assistant Dean.
- Provide feedback and advice on how the Faculty should respond to and implement University level initiatives (e.g., UBC Inclusion Action Plan).
- Contribute to committee’s efforts in advancing EDI goals within the unit and across the Faculty through advice and expertise so that the committee and SMT can make informed decisions on EDI matters.
- Contribute to the committee’s annual report to the Faculty.
- Contribute to the committee’s efforts in promoting the Faculty’s EDI priorities, as required.
The following members currently serve on the EDIAC (2022-2024). Membership on the EDIAC was selected based with a focus on a diversified representation on the committee. Thank you to all those who have expressed interest. The EDIAC will advise and provide updates to the Dean, Assistant Dean and the SMT regarding long-range and strategic EDI initiatives and planning. Minutes from the committee will be made available to all faculty and staff via MS teams.
EDIAC Members for 2022-2024
|1. Director, Office of Student Services (1)||Jennifer Chatterton|
|2. Director, Human Resources (1)||Janet Ferraro|
|3. Graduate and Postdoctoral Academic Advisor (1)||Linda Herbert|
|4. Faculty Member (1/3)||Paulo Tchen|
|5. Faculty Member (2/3)||Brent Page|
|6. Faculty Member (3/3||Ly Vu|
|7. UG Student Representative||Grace Song|
|8. Graduate Student Representative (1)||Megan Thomas|
|9. Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate (1)||Elisabet Rodriguez Llorian|
|10. Chair of Committee||Clara Ng|
|EDI Administrative Support||Cheryl Yip|
EDIAC Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
- Anti-racism and inclusive excellence at UBC
- Creating a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace for Employees with Disabilities
- Positive Spaces campaign: Fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
- Gender diversity learning materials and resources: At UBC, we are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming campus environment for all our sexual and gender diverse students, faculty, staff, and community members. The UBC Equity and Inclusion Office’s Beyond the Binary video, and introductions to the importance of using preferred names, pronouns, and gender markers provide an overview of these foundational topics.
- How to be an active bystander (aka upstander)
- The Equity and Inclusion Office works with campus partners to ensure adherence with the Employment Equity policy, Discrimination & Harassment policy, and UBC Statement on Respectful Environment. The office provides resources, advising, and support services to students, faculty and staff to support employment equity, education, leadership, and proactive initiatives to promote and maintain a respectful environment. Visit equity.ubc.ca/ for details.
- Visit hr.ubc.ca/respectful-environment for more information on how UBC is creating a respectful learning, working, and living environment for the campus community.
- Visit the UBC Bullying & Harassment Prevention website at bullyingandharassment.ubc.ca to learn about preventing bullying and harassment in the workplace.
Pharm Sci Strategic Plan
Catalyst for Change: 2017–2022 identifies a unique set of opportunities for the Faculty that build upon our track record of success and the strong relationships that we have with our collaborators inside and outside the University.
Strategic Area: Integrated approach to underserved communities
We will take an integrated approach to support expanded access to both education and healthcare within underserved communities. Pharmacists play a particularly important role in healthcare delivery in rural and remote communities, and we therefore have a real opportunity to support the development of education, research and practice for improved patient outcomes and experience. Reinforcing UBC priorities, we know that there is mutual benefit in creating close connection with all communities across the province, and we are deeply committed to enhancing our interface with Indigenous populations. In particular we see opportunities to improve our support of applicants, students and practitioners from underserved communities.
- Initiated Underserved Communities Task Force with representation from students, faculty and staff.
- Initiated development of an Alumni Ambassador Program.
- Developed draft Underserved Communities Strategic Plan.
For additional information on the Faculty’s strategic plan, click here.