EDI-SAT Student Sub-Committee Call for Student Representatives

The Office of the Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), in collaboration with Laurier’s EDI Self-Assessment Team (EDI-SAT) is putting out a call for three (3) undergraduate student representatives to become active members of the EDI-SAT Student Sub-Committee.

The EDI-SAT drives forward activities of the two-year federal Dimensions Pilot Program at Laurier. Dimensions is jointly administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The program objective is to foster transformational change within the research community at Canadian post-secondary institutions by identifying and eliminating obstacles and inequities.

We are hoping to attract nominees who clearly understand and support the mission and aims of the EDI-SAT, who have the necessary time and skills, and who have the capacitates to support this initiative. To ensure that potential candidates are aware of the expectations in this role on the SPC-EDI Student Sub-Committee, a brief description of the position and associated duties and responsibilities are provided below.

CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION

Candidates will be nominated by their representative student union bodies (WLSU) and selected/invited by the Office of the Vice President: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion based on their ability to support the Sub-Committees mandate.

Pertinent qualifications and considerations include but are not limited to:

  • Laurier students for the 2020 – 2021 and 2021 – 2022 terms
  • Lived experience as a member of a group that has been historically underrepresented and/or excluded (i.e. persons with a disability, Indigenous Persons, racialized persons, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and women)
  • Genuinely interested and committed to the project and the intended outcomes;
  • Skilled at research, with a particular focus on quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, reflective writing or project management
  • Experience conducting research related to EDI or involved with an organization and/or activities with a significant focus on EDI
  • Knowledge of the EDI landscape at Laurier.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of the EDI-SAT Student Sub-Committee you will be expected to:

  • Understand the role, expectations, and the mandate of the EDI-SAT Student Sub-Committee
  • Attend meetings prepared to address agenda items (once monthly, approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Commitment to a time commitment of approx. 30hrs while the EDI-SAT is in operation between March 2021 – October 2021 (including material review, meeting preparation, meetings)
  • Contribute meaningfully through providing input and feedback on EDI-SAT activities such as the Institutional Scan, Assessment, and Action Plan
  • Demonstrate an ability to understand and/or communicate the needs and objectives of Laurier’s student body
  • Act as a conduit for information and representative between the EDI-SAT and the Laurier student collective, providing updates on an ongoing basis if required
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism and develop and a climate where mutual support, trust, respect, courtesy, and teamwork are valued
  • Preserve the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Act flexibly, understanding that particular activities or priorities may arise

SKILLS AND BENEFITS GAINED FROM THE ROLE

  • Time management, advocacy, and organizational skills
  • Opportunity to represent historically underrepresented student voices
  • Opportunity to network with different stakeholders within the university
  • Experience in navigating institutional/academic systems/policies/processes

APPLICATION

  • 500-word letter of interest
  • Resume

 

Applications are due to Devyn Kelly (supresident@wlu.ca) by February 26th at noon.

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