diversity

Illustration of various diverse heads of people in profile. Illustration by Gerd Altman via pixabay.

How diverse is UVic’s faculty?

UVic released its annual Academic Staffing, Recruitment, and Vacancies Report for 2021–2022 this past October.
Marvel heroes, graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

True diversity in Marvel movies is lacking

Marvel has missed the mark in achieving true racial diversity. They have made some progress towards greater representation of racialized groups, but still lack in diversifying the main popular characters…
One of the main buildings within Ring Road is being renamed to honour the outgoing UVic president, Jamie Cassels. Cassels worked at UVic for 40 years and will move on in November, with Kevin Hall taking over as president.

University Centre renamed Jamie Cassels Centre, as Cassels retires from UVic

One of the main buildings within Ring Road is being renamed to honour the outgoing UVic president, Jamie Cassels. Cassels worked at UVic for 40 years and will move on…
Victoria City Hall

Victoria City Council defers full funding of equity, diversity, and inclusion office

Despite deferring the creation of an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) office due to financial difficulties related to COVID-19, Victoria City Council has approved hiring for two EDI-related positions.

Trudeau’s $148 million plan for international students is about dollars, not diversity

Last month, the Trudeau government outlined a $148 million five-year plan to diversify global recruiting efforts. But this policy announcement isn’t really about improving diversity on campus — it’s a…

The most diverse library in Victoria is inside the SUB

This library pales in size comparison to the towering bookshelves residing in the McPherson library or the vast foyer of the Law library. When you walk into the SOCC office,…

Confronting diversity and the lack thereof

When we reported on UVic’s most recent diversity award win — when the university was named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the sixth year in a row — we were once again…

Diversity in Academia

  Grace Wong Sneddon, the adviser to the provost on equity and diversity, smiles as she points up to the framed certificates that hang on the wall of her office.…

Federal grants now dependent on diversity targets

A federal program will now factor institutional diversity into account when offering research grants to Canadian universities. The Canada Research Chair (CRC) program, which annually distributes $265-million among 1 600 researchers…