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UBC Okanagan Library Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Describes EDI work underway at UBCO Library. Provides resources relating to EDI.

Purpose of the group

The Indigenous Strategic Plan Implementation Sub-committee aims to enact the goals and actions of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan in the UBCO Library context in support of the campus and larger community’s engagement with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Calls for Justice, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. 

Membership

  • Sajni Lacey, Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, Chair

  • Jessica Lowry, Centre for Scholarly Communication Associate

  • Donna Langille, Community Engagement and Open Education Librarian

  • Amanda Brobbel, Senior Manager, Writing and Language Learning Supports

  • Kristy Baxter, Centre for Scholarly Communication Coordinator

  • Christian Isbister, Indigenous Initiatives Librarian

Active projects

  • Brainstorm ways the Library can actively engage and lead projects related to the goals and actions of the ISP (in progress)
  • Develop a plan for engaging with the ISP Self Assessment tool as a Library (in progress)
  • Indigenous Strategic Plan and Inclusion Action Plan Undergraduate Student Internship (ongoing)
  • Library internal live reading group of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (in development)
  • Library participation in the Orange Shirt Day initiative in collaboration with the larger EDI group and Learning, Research, and Engagement Working Group (in progress)
  • Discussion group on the What I Learned in Class Today - Renew Project Series (completed August 2021)

Contact the chair

Sajni Lacey sajni.lacey@ubc.ca