Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Meet the Team (2023-24)
- Kai Behrend
- Albert Chau (EDI committee Chair)
- Matthew Coles
- James (Jimmy) Feng
- Sujatha Ramdorai
- Pablo Shmerkin
- To increase representation in our department (at all levels) from equity-deserving groups who have been historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized.
- To ensure that members of these groups feel welcome and valued in our department community.
- To remove obstacles, stress, and disempowerment as much as possible for everyone.
- To improve the department environment for everybody, by providing the most benefits to those with the most negative experiences (typically equity-deserving groups).
- To carry out thoughtful and specific administrative processes, that are recorded and followed dependably, which benefit everyone (and thus benefit equity-deserving groups the most).
- To increase transparency and accessibility of information and resources, thereby promoting fairness, supporting inclusion, and ensuring that all voices are being heard.
We invite you to use the Mathematics Department's feedback, disclosure, and reporting form to send us feedback on your experiences or suggestions for ways we can better address our priorities of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We also invite you to use this form if you have experienced mistreatment or other negative incidents, and wish to disclose your experience to us or to report another person's behaviour.
You will have the choice to identify yourself or to submit your input anonymously, according to your preference, and to inform us how you would like us to communicate with you (if at all). You will also be able to choose, if you wish, which member of the department's EDI Committee receives your input or to express your preferences to that effect. No matter what, your input will be treated with privacy and respect, and we will make every effort to respond to you within 48 hours.
Please be aware that, depending on the nature of your report and your desired outcomes, the EDI Committee might realize that the best way to support you is to connect you to other resources on campus. As there might be multiple steps involved in some of these reporting processes, we will commit to remaining as involved as you wish as you interact with other campus units. We are happy to support you, for example, by being present at meetings with outside groups, discussing options with you before or after any additional steps are taken, and/or generally advocating for you throughout the processes you choose to engage with.
Please proceed to the Mathematics Department's feedback, disclosure, and reporting form.
- Remote Wellness Resources
- Health and Wellbeing resources for students
- Health and Wellbeing resources for faculty & staff
- Assisting students in distress: The Green Folder
- Assisting faculty and staff in distress: The Orange Folder
- Counselling: UBC Counselling Services (students) / Employee & Family Assistance Plan (employees)
- Support for Postdocs working in Canada
We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves, to become aware, to stop participating in systems that harm others, and to replace them with systems that fully value all people, especially members of equity-deserving groups.