UCalgary launches data dashboard to promote equity, diversity and inclusion – UCalgary News

UCalgary launches data dashboard to promote equity, diversity and inclusion – UCalgary News

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 2021126 Views

Collecting key demographic data is vital step in creating equitable pathways on campus

This month, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion launched a new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) dashboard with key metrics for students, faculty and staff using categories referenced within Statistics Canada. High-quality data, gathered campus-wide will be shown in various tables within the dashboard, helping to identify gaps and inform policy moving forward. By launching the EDI dashboard, UCalgary is increasing its transparency to key demographic data as part of its commitment to creating equitable pathways for all.

“This equity, diversity and inclusion dashboard is a vital step in creating equitable pathways on campus. We can act on what we track,” says Dr. Malinda Smith, vice-provost (equity, diversity and inclusion). “Data can help reveal systemic inequities, the hidden barriers and obstacles that may block entry to the academy for historically under-represented groups. It can help identify diversity gaps, pay gaps, obstacles to entry or hurdles to promotion for specific groups,” she says. Data are important for helping us identifying problems and, more, for crafting proactive measures and policies to ensure all members of our community can flourish.

Read More: https://www.ucalgary.ca/news/ucalgary-launches-data-dashboard-promote-equity-diversity-and-inclusion

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