Anti-Racist STEM Faculty Cohort

The program will require a 12 hour commitment (including synch/asynch learning) over 5 weeks, and will be led collaboratively by educators from: the Equity and Inclusion Office; the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology; and Applied Science.  The deadline to register for the program is June 1, 2022 at noon.

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Program Details

Racism has long been a pervasive problem in universities and a core component of addressing racism starts with capacity building for faculty who are looking to adopt anti-racist approaches in their practice.

To support these important endeavours, we have developed an Anti-Racist Teaching & Leadership cohort program that brings together faculty from Science, Applied Science, Land and Food Systems, and Forestry who are either at an entry point for their anti-racist learning journey or who are looking to refresh their learning on anti-racist concepts. Cohort participants can expect to focus on three areas of development throughout this experience:

  1. Reflection, knowledge, and understanding

  2. Experience and practice

  3. Tools, resources, and techniques


Sessions

The cohort is limited to 24 faculty and participants must be able to attend all 4 sessions.

Session 1: June 8, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PST  

Community Building & Grounding     

allows participants and facilitators to get to know each other as everyone sets their intentions for this cohort experience.     

Session 2: June 15, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PST  

Power, Privilege, and Identity

allows participants to explore anti-racism, and its application to teaching and leadership through a lens of critical self-reflection.

Session 3: June 29, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PST  

Anti-Racism and Solidarity in Teaching &Leadership Contexts

will involve unpacking scenarios specific to participants' contexts, and an exploration of strategies to support anti-racism in university settings.

Session 4: July 6, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PST  

Cohort Meeting

will weave together learning from workshops, readings, and individual/group applied projects. Cohort peers will share their own ideas and plans for moving forward with anti-racist teaching and leadership.

Readings, Modules & Activities

Throughout the cohort, we will offer a curated set of readings and resources that will bolster your knowledge of anti-racism and related topics. We have built in the time we anticipate these readings and activities will require. Cohort participants will be asked to develop and share their own ideas for adapting anti-racist content and tools into their own contexts. All resources and readings will also be available on an online module. Participants can also use this module to engage in asynchronous peer-to-peer learning throughout the cohort experience.

Contact

Please direct any logistics questions to Greg Lockwood at greg.lockwood@ubc.ca

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